Julie Moggan is an award-winning documentary maker with a sharp eye for casting and an ability to elicit entertaining and emotive performances from real people.
Julie trained at the National Film and Television School, where her graduation documentary Waiting for a Lift, a study of dreams and disappointment set in the taxi office of her hometown, was bought by BBC4 and won the Beck’s Futures Student Award. Since then Julie has worked on a number of films for the BBC, Channel 4 and the Tate Gallery, as both a director and camera operator.
In 2010 Julie directed her first feature length documentary, Guilty Pleasures, a cheeky and affectionate look at romance novel addicts and their real-life relationship struggles. Initially commissioned for Channel 4’s ‘True Stories’ strand, Guilty Pleasures became a festival hit and went on to sell to over a dozen international broadcasters. It was nominated for a Grierson Award for Most Entertaining Documentary and received a number of awards and nominations at festivals worldwide.
As a storyteller Julie’s work stands out for it’s warmth, intimacy, emotional depth and humour and for her ability to empower her contributors to truly open up and be themselves.
Julie recently made her first foray into commercials with the Weight Watchers #womankind campaign, made through Saatchi & Saatchi.