Discipline: Film/Video – feature

Julia Halperin

Discipline: Film/Video – feature
Region: Jamaica Plain, MA
MacDowell fellowships: 2020

Julia Halperin is a filmmaker and assistant professor of visual and media arts at Emerson College. Her most recent feature is the psychological suspense film Barracuda, which premiered in the Narrative Competition of the 2017 SXSW Film Festival and the Critic’s Week Competition of Cairo International Film Festival. The film was developed at the Venice Biennale College-Cinema, IFF Rotterdam Cinemart, and IFP Project Forum. It was acquired by Samuel Goldwyn/Orion Picture/MGM. Previously, she produced, co-directed, and edited Now, Forager, which had its World Premiere in 2012 at International Film Festival Rotterdam and its North American Premiere at New Directors/New Films and was recognized by the Museum of Modern Art’s “Contenders” series and the Independent Feature Project’s Gotham Awards. While at MacDowell, she and Cortlund worked on concept development for Harriers, a narrative feature film. She used the James Baldwin library to conduct visual research for Lumberjunkies, an episodic series, and began shooting an as-yet-untitled 16mm experimental film.



Julia Halperin worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander is highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served on…

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