Julie Laurenz

Julie Laurenz

NGUNI TV
Producer

Durban, South Africa

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February 2021
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About Julie

As a producer, filmmaker, journalist  & writer I have covered a wide spectrum of subject matter; from human interest to human rights, corruption and consumer fraud, education & health issues, lifestyle and conservation & wildlife documentaries. I understand the importance of a having the narrative lead by strong characters involved in the story and can tell sensitive and deeply personal stories with empathy while still maintaining an objective eye. I have produced content for top South African & international television shows , series and documentary strands. 

More recently I have applied my skills to the development of original television series formats. "Your People, My People" is a genealogy reality series for History Channel, that takes a journey into the past  based on the DNA of ordinary people. Snake Season 01 & 02 is an original format wildlife reality series featuring snake catcher, Nick Evans.

I am also currently developing a feature film and a true crime series for international release.

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Awards

  • South Africa Film & Television Award (SAFTA), Documentary
    (2018)

  • CNN African Journalist of the Year, TV Feature
    (2015)

  • Discovery Health Journalist of the Year, TV Feature
    (2015)

  • Bridgett Bardot Genesis Award - Commended for the Creation of Awareness of Wildlife Issues
    (2008)

  • Lorenzo Natali European Commission Award for Human Rights Democracy and Development First Prize
    (2008)

  • CNN African Journalist of the Year, TV Feature
    (2005)

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