About Me

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In 2014 Julián has premiered two award-winning narrative features and one feature documentary.

Not All Is Vigil by Hermes Paralluelo premiered in competition at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, and won the Signis Award for Best Picture at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival and First Prize at the Bratislava Film Festival.

Julián’s latest narrative feature, The Long Way Home, by Sergi Pèrez, premiered at the Seville European Film Festival in 2014.

The Special Need, directed by Carlo Zoratti, premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, and won the SXSW Audience Award, the Golden Dove at the Leipzig Film Festival, First Prize at the Trieste Film Festival and received the Cinematography Special Mention at the Budapest International Film Festival.

His previous features include Camera Obscura and Heroes, both nominated for Best Cinematography at the annual Gaudí Awards. At the prestigious Camerimage Festival he has twice been nominated for the Best Cinematography Award for his feature shorts Thanatos and Iris, and he won the award for Best Cinematography at the MadridImagen Film Festival with Jazzoo.

Julián earned his degree in cinematography at the University of Barcelona’s ESCAC (Film and Audiovisual School of Catalonia), and his master’s in documentary filmmaking at Pompeu Fabra University. Each year he is invited back to the University of Barcelona’s ESCAC, where he teaches a celebrated course in cinematography.

Julián frequently shoots commercials and music videos. Working in multiple languages (English, Spanish, Italian and Catalan), he has shot all over the world, in locations such as the US, China, Argentina, Spain, the UK, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Austria, South Africa, Albania, Mongolia and Chile.

Together with director Pau Freixas, he spearheaded and shot the TV series The Red Band Society, which became the biggest hit in Spanish television history and was released in over twenty countries. In the US it was picked up by Steven Spielberg for Fox TV and adapted by Margaret Nagle (Boardwalk Empire). His previous TV series, The Mysteries of Laura, was also a huge success in Spain, and was released in many other countries, as well. In the US it was adapted, developed and produced by Jeff Rake (Boston Legal) for Warner Bros Television, and is airing on NBC.

Julián is a member of the Spanish Society of Cinematographers, as well as the Spanish Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences.