Julia Ngeow is a film director and works in creative development.
Co-director of documentary UNSPOKEN, with Emma Zurcher-Long and Geneva Peschka. UNSPOKEN is a groundbreaking point-of-view journey into a non-fluent speaker’s world. 14 year old Emma challenges societal judgement surrounding autism… one keystroke at a time.
UNSPOKEN premiered at MVFF40 2017, screening at Shefflied Doc Fest 2017, The Wing Film Festival 2017 and SXSW Edu 2018. Winner of the “POSITIVE IMAGES IN THE MEDIA” 2017 TASH Award
Julia’s film career began in Australia where she directed two ScreenWest funded shorts, ‘Victims’ and ‘Carlos Rules the World’. Since then, she has collaborated with bands from Australia, USA and Canada on music video projects.
Prior to film, Julia came from a science background graduating from a Bachelor of Biophysics, majoring in Neuroscience; having been fascinated by mind-controlled robotics. After film school Julia received a scholarship from the Cancer Council Australia to research the anticancer potential of native Australian flora, and worked for a year at the Telethon Kids Institute researching the potential causes of brain tumors in minors. Julia dabbles in visual arts, production design, photography, and has spent years presenting her work in numerous mediums.
Currently based in New York.
FUN FACT: Julia has played the bagpipes since the age of 12.