Julia Jansch is a writer/director, born and raised in South Africa, living
between South Africa and NYC.
Julia began her career in Development at FremantleMedia (London). After
two years developing original digital properties, she was transferred to Los
Angeles to set up Fremantle’s original digital content division. She then
transferred to RadicalMedia in NYC where she was instrumental in the
development of properties ranging from CNE’s first slate of digital video
platforms, Netflix’s “Abstract,” YouTube’s “THNKR,” and American Express’
In 2017 she went independent. Her short, Far From The Castle (2019) is
currently completing the festival circuit and has seen recognition from
festivals such as the ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival;
Oldenburg International Film Festival; Shnit Worldwide; Silwerskermfees;
Video Art and Experimental Film Festival; International Short Film Festival in
Drama and more. Her short doc, My Father The Mover (2019) was recently
accepted in the Oscar-qualifying Amdocs. She has two series in
development, and is currently writing her first feature. With a background in
branded content, Julia is regularly commissioned by brands and platforms to
create short form content. Her PSA, “Open Your Eyes,” commissioned by
Convicts NYC, featured on Boooooom TV and this summer she directed five
films featuring South African rapper, AKA, with The Video Cartel.
Julia has a filmmaking diploma from The New York Film Academy, an MBA
from Oxford and an MSC in Global Governance from Oxford. She is on the
advisory board of The Wellbeing Project – an Ashoka-backed organization
focused on creating a culture of Wellbeing for change-makers.