JULIAN KING

BIOGRAPHY

Julian is a Los Angeles-based director and cinematographer. Born in Philadelphia to an artist and a writer, he spent his formative years watching movies, reading books and day-dreaming about writing and directing while sweeping the floor of his father’s studio. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Julian loves bold, visually inventive filmmaking that has the propulsion and purpose of a great story.

In 2011, he produced and photographed the independent feature American Animal, which premiered at SXSW and was released theatrically in 2012. Next, he directed and shot The Real Thing, a short documentary about Bodie Stroud’s career-defining restoration of a 1969 Mustang. It was an instant viral sensation, garnering millions of views.

His work—spots for clients ranging from Ford, Visa, Lincoln, Cadillac, Uber and Tin Cup Whiskey, among others—spans commercial, narrative, and documentary, and have been featured by Creativity, Motionographer, Hype Beast, The Atlantic, and Creative Review. In his spare time, Julian has directed an ongoing series exploring the futuristic, large scale works of his father, sculptor Ray King.

BIOGRAPHY

Julian is a Los Angeles-based director and cinematographer. Born in Philadelphia, he spent his formative years watching movies, reading books and day-dreaming about writing and directing while sweeping the floor of his father’s studio.

In 2011, he produced and photographed the independent feature American Animal, which was released theatrically in 2012. Next, he directed and shot The Real Thing, a short doc about Bodie Stroud’s career-defining restoration of a 1969 Mustang. It was an instant viral sensation, garnering millions of views.

His work—spots for clients ranging from Ford, Visa, Lincoln, Cadillac, Uber and Tin Cup Whiskey, among others—spans commercial, narrative, and documentary, and have been featured by Creativity, Hype Beast, and The Atlantic.

SELECTED WORK