Born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Julie Anne Meerschwam moved to the United States when she was 18 years old. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Boston University in Philosophy and French, she continued to work on the psychiatric unit of a children’s hospital for over a year, before pursuing her interest in film at Columbia University’s graduate film program. There she wrote and directed “Audrey & Einstein”, which played at many prestigious festivals across the country and was the first directing exercise in Columbia University’s history to be selected for as a national finalist of the Student Academy Awards. Her graduation film “Celamy”, is currently still in its festival run and has already garnered 15 awards, played in over 40 festivals worldwide, and has been offered various distribution deals. In addition to her schoolwork, Julie was an assistant to writer/director Kenneth Lonergan, Scott Ellis and Adam Brooks. Currently, she is a partner of culture Machine, a production company created by Columbia film students that has produced 6 award-winning short films, several award-winning screenplays and will be going into production on its first feature film this spring. In addition, Julie is attached to direct the feature-length comedy “Diary of a Fat Girl”, and is in the process of completing several screenplays.
Tribeca All Access® | 2007