Julia Campanelli is Sundance Scholar, filmmaker, and Founder of Shelter Film, a New York-based independent production company dedicated to changing the narrative in front of and behind the camera by creating films by and about women and other under-represented groups
Shelter Film's “116”, which Julia wrote, directed and produced, has screened in over 60 festivals world-wide, won 28 awards, and premieres Amazon Prime Video Spring 2020. Her feature and pilot screenplay “The Paisley Witch Trial” has collectively won 10 Best Screenplay awards including Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival, Fade In Awards, was short-listed by THE BLACK LIST, is #1 on The RED LIST, Finalist in Cinereach Film Fund, and SemiFinalist Slamdance and Atlanta Film Festival.
Founder of Shelter Theatre Group NYC, a non-profit company dedicated to equality on stage through inclusion. With Shelter Theatre Julia produced and directed 13 stage productions in NYC, including the critically acclaimed Macbeth on LES.
As an actress, Julia stars in NBCUniversal’s Dementia 13, Shelter Film's 116, Kill the Monsters, and One Life To Live. She played Hecate in the OBIE winner Sleep No More NY.
The Paisley Witch Trial - Screenplay - Feature & Pilot Budget: $10M - $30M | Horror ⋄ Historical A 17th century midwife with an illicit past is accused of witchcraft when a child she delivered becomes demonically possessed. Triggering a religious frenzy the town turns its wrath on the midwife and a handful of social outcasts in the true, untold story of the last witch hunt in Scotland.
116 Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy ⋄ Romance A woman wakes in a hotel room with a strange man who doesn't speak English. Through a series of hilarious flashbacks she pieces together how they got there. It's Lost In Translation meets The Hangover and it always happens in Room 116.