Julius Galacki is 1998 Playwriting graduate of the Yale School of Drama. He is also a graduate of NYU holding both a M.A. from the interdisciplinary Gallatin School and a B.F.A. from the Tisch School of Arts.
His 29 minute film (writer/director/producer) "All Things Chicken" premiered at the Green Bay Film Festival on March 8, 2015 also an official selection at the 300 Minute Film Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany (May 17, 2015), Tenerife International Film Festival on the Canary Islands (July 2015) and the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival (August 2015). The script for the film took Best Short Screenplay in the 2015 Firereel Film Festival (Redding, CA) and 3rd place at the Vail Film Festival and is a current finalist in the. The score to the film took Best Score at the Williamsburg International Film Festival (WilliFest) and 3rd place and a "Fan Favorite" in the 2015 Global Music Awards. The trailer can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/114719449 The film's website is http://www.allthingschickenthemovie.com/
His first short film, "FIRST NIGHT" which was an official selection of the 2010 Ventura Film Festival and the 2010 Flagstaff Film Festival. It was also shown in the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival, was nominated in 2012 for Best Short Film by Stay Tuned TV website it and was broadcast on Palm Springs PBS-KVCR on 1/12/13 during the Shorts Showcase program. The film can now be viewed on the web on Funny or Die where it's had over 33,000 hits, or in hi-def at http://vimeo.com/35941900
His full length screenplay "THE LOST TREASURE OF THE MAYANS” was a Runner-Up at the 2014 Wood Hole Film Festival, a finalist the 2014 Oaxaca International (Mexico), Twin Rivers (Ashville, NC), New Hope (PA) and the 2015 Irvine International (CA) Film Festivals, a semi-finalist at the 2014 Big Bear (CA) Film Festival and quarter-finalist at 2015 Cinequest (San Jose, CA).
Another screenplay "PRAY WITH A BULLET " was named a Top 10 Finalist in the 2010 American Zoetrope (judge: Francis Ford Coppola) Screenplay Contest.
For theatrical plays: in NYC, he had a number of one-act plays produced Off-Off Broadway including three on Theatre Row, and regionally at the Atlantic Stage (S. Carolina), Aloha Performing Arts Company (Hawaii), New Jersey Repertory Company, Brick Playhouse in Philadelphia and the Theatre Asylum, the Hothouse, the Electric Lodge etc. in LA. He has also directed, designed lights, stage managed, acted, etc. at similar venues.
His monologues appear in all four volumes of the series “Audition Arsenal” published by Smith & Kraus.
At Yale, Julius is particularly fond of his thesis staged reading of "BLACK FLAMINGOS" at the Yale Rep which was directed by Obie Award winning director Evan Yionoulis and featured a superlative cast that included Kevin Geer and Oscar and Tony nominated actress Amy Ryan.
Finally, Julius has taught creative writing at Yale College and playwriting at Quinnipiac University, been a script analyst for USA Films, and wrote freelance union newsletter articles. He currently resides in Los Angeles and works for 20th Century Fox Film Corp.
All Things Chicken
Film (short) by Julius Galacki (Comedy and Drama) Director, Writer, Producer, Actor, Camera and Electrical Department, Miscellaneous Crew In a modern wasteland of diner divers, apartment stoops and bedroom floors, two guys are stuck, so they pass the time by talking about profound things in profoundly foolish ways. (It is in essence, my version of 'Waiting for Godot.') '...CHICKEN' is both a comedy drama about how NOT to live one's life yet also a paean to the saving grace of friendship. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Julius Galacki (Comedy and Romance) Director, Writer, Producer, Set decorator "First Night", based on the short play of the same name also by Julius Galacki, is a neurotic comedy finding Thomas and Sarah in bed, after having sex for the first time with less than stellar results. Nonetheless, they fumble in and out toward a positive degree of post-coital communication - enough to find out that the second time is always better... well, at least a little bit. Written by JJGalacki