Shirley Jule (Xiaojun Zhu) was twice selected as a top 5 writer for her shorts "Sword" and "Hollow Mountain" in different seasons of the China National A90 Novel Writing Competition (2012). Translated and inspired by the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report in China, Shirley later left her country in the hopes of pursuing greater freedom in expression. She currently studies at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts working towards a degree in Film & Television Production, with a focus on producing. Her producing/directing work “Hope” won the Best Experimental Short in Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (2016) and was nominated for 4 other awards, including Best Student Director and Best Woman Filmmaker.
The Potion of Wisdom
Film (Short and Fantasy) Producer A naive boy quests to make a deal for a potion that promises to bestow ultimate wisdom.
The Family Way
Film (Short and Comedy) Producer Isaac has just turned 18, and for his birthday he wants to take his girlfriend for a spin in his fathers Lamborghini..
Film (Short and Thriller) Director When a woman's fiancee goes missing in Afganistan, she starts cutting herself and working in a VA hospital to stay connected to the memory of him, losing herself in a spiral of longing and self-injury.
Film (Short and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A road trip comedy between two French guys and an American girl. LA - San Francisco, a Californian journey and a European love triangle.
Ten Thousand Miles
Film (Short, Action and Drama) Production manager When the worst happens in combat, Soldiers rely on their team for survival...but what does it take to survive the worst back home?
Music by Stephen James Thomas (Action, Crime, Drama and Music) Producer
Film (short) by Shirley Jule (Comedy) Director/Producer
Film (short) Director/ Writer/ Producer USC Film Application Portfolio short.
Film (short) by Shirley Jule Director/ Writer/Producer Received the Silver Prize in the National High School Short Film Competition in China.
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, Best Experimental
University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts