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When Julia was younger she wanted to be a balloon. Now she's an English girl in New York. Julia lives and works in Brooklyn and is one of the leading young illustrators of today, named one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film" by Filmmaker Magazine, and named "One of Three Animators to Watch" by Creative Review.
We caught up with Julia at last year's playgroundsfestival.nl to discuss one of her first animated works, My First Crush - an anthropomorphic reimagining of the obsessive world of first loves - as well as her thesis film 'Belly' and an exploration of what inspires her.
Julia's work tends to explore the motivations behind human relationships, representing characters as mildly ridiculous anthropomorphic animals. Since her graduation from the master Animation of The Royal College of Art in 2011, her films have played at festivals worldwide including Sundance, SXSW and Annecy, with awards from festivals including AFI, Chicago, San Francisco and The Netherlands.
For a detailed re-cap of Playgrounds Festival Amsterdam 2013, visit: bit.ly/1lRRUoO
Director/Editor: Geert van de Wetering
Camera: Niels de Roos
Sound: Steven van Dijk
Commissioning Editor: Remco Vlaanderen