Julian cut his creative teeth at the age of 18 as an apprentice editor at the BBC, and then moved into music videos and commercials as an editor. Once he started directing music videos, he was mentored at Limelight by Steve Barron, who brought him into the commercial directing world, and ultimately, to the US. He joined Assembly in 1999, and has been here ever since, creating intimate and gorgeous visual stories with a beating heart.
In his parallel life, he wrote and directed the 2001 indie feature Trigger Happy starring Michael Weatherly and Rosario Dawson for the Independent Film Channel and over the last several years, has also made a number of award-winning shorts such as Small Jeans, which screened at the LA Short Film Festival, the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal, and won Best Actress at Holly Shorts.
Julian is currently developing television projects as a writer/director for Michael Weatherly's Solar Drive Productions. And as executive producer he is also involved with a number of indie features such as "Oxalis" starring Derek Wilson and "Alone" with Ray Liotta and Sophie Turner.