Julia is a short film based on a character from a series of books. The books are written by various authors, all telling one cohesive and interconnected story. The film aims to tell the story of Julia, a young woman struggling to deal with what she has become, while trying to hold on to fragments of a past that may or may not be hers. The journey through her memory is further complicated by the fact that it contains clues to a mystery she must solve in order to survive.
The film is being made in conjunction with THE FEED, whose mission is to provide a platform for new artists to thrive. “The partnership with THE FEED is all about the people behind the film,” says Nicole Denyse, Production Coordinator. “It’s about giving our actors, actresses, cinematographers, sound technicians, writers and everyone involved with this project a venue to expose their talent. More than just a credit, our goal with this project is to help make our cast and crew successful, and its just the beginning!”
Keeping track of Julia’s journey through her personal journal.
The air is cold. The kind of cold that feels like daggers in your lungs Bare legs – Covered in goosebumps Bare feet – No time for shoes Something serpentine wraps itself around my ankle A sharp intake of breath And I’m colliding with the damp earth Thorny, fallen branches puncture tiny, bleeding holes through
I never really know what to do with these things – if I’m being honest. I’ve been charmed by the concept since I was a little girl, long collecting beautiful notebooks found in random bookstores and pawn shops and Walgreens pharmacies. I’ve had stacks of them – some very official looking and leather bound, some
It’s balmy tonight. I’m talking 90 degrees at 22:00 hours. But it isn’t that oppressive, don’t want to move, kind of heat. No, it’s the sensual kind. The kind that makes your cheeks flush and your collar bones dewy . The kind that makes you want to wear nothing at all. But nakedness just won’t
CONCEPT ART - JULIA
The character JULIA was inspired by a friend’s hair color. Silly? Yes, but inspiration sometimes comes from the most unusual places. From there we did some conceptual art to flesh out the character and her personality. The red hair in the concept art was meant to show the transformation of the character over time.
CONCEPT ART - THE WORLD
The world that our character lives in is much bigger than the story we’re telling in JULIA. As we developed the backstory, environment and characters we iterated through dozens, if not hundreds, of design decisions. Everything from what they wore to tone and more was considered. Below you can see some early conceptual images.