Julia Overton is a film industry professional who has worked in key decision making areas in both federal and state funding bodies in Australia, particularly heading documentary at FFC and later Screen Australia.
She has experience as a practitioner in both narrative and documentary storytelling, and her experience with the international production and marketplace sector of the industry has led to strong and enduring contacts.
Julia started in drama production at London Weekend TV, followed by a stint in news, current affairs and documentary at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In Australia she worked at the Australian Film and Television School before turning to producing – including the big budget Wim Wenders film Until the End of the World (Australian producer) and the small budget Black Man’s Houses (producer with John Moore) and many more.
Julia acts as a consultant to New Zealand Film Commission, ScreenWest and Screen NT. She has been on the Board of the Australian International Documentary Conference, Input Public Television and Wide Angle Tasmania. In 2012 she was awarded the AIDC Stanley Hawes prize in recognition of her contribution to documentary filmmaking in Australia.