Julia Gazdag
writer | producer | photographer
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Film

Sundance Labs

For a decade, Julia spent a chunk of every summer at the Sundance Feature Films Labs in Utah. Officially she was producing script readings and helping out on set, whether it was with casting, supporting logistics, or hopping into a scene for a line or two. Unofficially, she was learning about screenwriting, directing, producing, editing, and acting from creative advisors who are some of the most incredible artists in modern filmmaking. She was supporting the work of, and building artistic relationships with, writers and directors like Michael Mohan, Cary Fukunaga, Dee Rees, Marielle Heller, Taika Waititi, and many more who would inspire her own work. Below is a summary of the work the Feature Film Program does, and a few of the films Julia had the privilege of supporting:

Script Editing

After consulting on a number of scripts through friends made at the Sundance Labs, several with the artists behind the above projects, Julia realized she not only had a passion for the work, but that what she had previously considered to be an artistic exchange between friends had actually accumulated into a mountain of story editing experience. In taking on new jobs, she has found wonderful new partnerships with artists she may not have otherwise met, and views every new relationship with the prospect of this potential. 

Producing

Fee/Playground

After a recent move to London, Julia met Guen Murroni, whose two short films she helped produce in 2017.  

 'Fee' is the story of Fee, a transgender woman, is out celebrating with her friends on the eve of her legal name change. No longer to be Peter now, forever, she will be Fee.   But a voice from the past continues to plague her.

'Fee' is the story of Fee, a transgender woman, is out celebrating with her friends on the eve of her legal name change. No longer to be Peter now, forever, she will be Fee. But a voice from the past continues to plague her.

 In 'Playground' insomnia takes over Kate’s life as she drifts between day and night. When her sister visits, the real reason behind her sleep pattern emerges. Lead actress Hannah Almond was nominated for the Acting Award when the film screened at the 2017 Underwire Festival in London.

In 'Playground' insomnia takes over Kate’s life as she drifts between day and night. When her sister visits, the real reason behind her sleep pattern emerges. Lead actress Hannah Almond was nominated for the Acting Award when the film screened at the 2017 Underwire Festival in London.

Echotone

In Austin, TX, a place known for its music culture the world over, the artists bringing the city its greatest revenue are being pushed into poverty to make space for those hoping to profit off them. Julia's passion for the bands in this incisive documentary feature brought her onto the project as both a creative and logistical producer, helping bring director Nathan Christ's vision to life.