Testimonials from previous clients
"Szerelmey Ltd has engaged Julian to produce two short films over the past few months, and both have been excellent. He understood our complicated brief very well and quickly, he was extremely professional to deal with and responded very quickly to questions and communications. The quality of the finished products was superb. As a company, we cannot recommend him highly enough and we look forward to working with him again on the next short film"
Tamsin Pickeral, Operations Director, Szerelmey Ltd
"Julian was the perfect choice for our project! He went "above and beyond" in terms of giving inexperienced actors and camera-people advice and support. He worked with home-produced material, and the edited film he created for us looked AMAZING. We can't recommend him highly enough, and we look forward to working with him again. Thank you, Julian!"
Andy Alty, Creative Projects Producer, Wimbledon Civic Theatre Trust
"Julian was engaged as a filmmaker and editor to produce a short film about Christian Frederick Cole, England's first black barrister. He immediately made an impact in assisting me with the practical and logistical requirements to encapsulate my vision and bring the film to fruition. He was instrumental in recognising the need for additional crew and sourcing professionals. Julian's skills in camera and lighting at the locations of University College, University of Oxford and the Old Bailey were evident in the quality of the shots and lighting set-ups which were stunning, evocative and captured the mood and style of the film. Julian was patient and diligent, ensuring details in pre-production and on-location were checked to ensure the story was filmed and correctly brought to light. His attention, time and care taken in post-production is a testament to his involvement in the project to deliver a film that is truly fitting of the subject matter. Julian worked above and beyond what was required to produce a stunning film. I would wholeheartedly recommend him."
Pamela Roberts FRSA, Founder and Director of Black Oxford Untold Stories
"Can’t recommend Julian enough! At short notice and in a difficult, small theatre space, he was able to still shoot beautiful 3-angled footage of my show. His close up, handheld movements were perfect in capturing the actors’ nuanced facial expressions and his incredibly quick next morning turn around time to get the footage back to me was fantastic. So lovely and easy to work with, would highly, highly recommend!"
Charli Eglinton, Creator/Director, '8' A Steampunk Opera
"Julian has done a fantastic job creating the BFI Film Academy showreel. This piece of work has proved incredibly valuable in communicating the programme to wider audiences and showing off the talented young filmmakers we support. Julian was very responsive to our brief and imaginative in transforming those ideas into a film that was exciting and completely on-message."
Jennifer Sobol, Film Academy Project Manager, British Film Institute
"Julian is brilliant. We had a limited schedule but his calm unflappability and efficient professionalism made the most of every precious second. The results are amazing: poetic and visionary. We were so lucky to have worked with him!"
Timothy Knapman, Librettist, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, chamber opera proposal
"We have commissioned Julian for the last five years to create a series of films about our annual exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall. I was extremely impressed with how sensibly and sensitively Julian filmed people ranging from vulnerable service users to Government ministers and Turner Prize-winning artists. Julian simply excelled in post-production – editing the footage and adding a great soundtrack, so that the narrative flows with real energy. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results. He has always worked efficiently to a tight time-scale and budget. I’m already using Julian again this year to be a producer and filmmaker on another of our projects.”
Tim Robertson MA MSc, Chief Executive, The Koestler Trust
“Julian produced and directed this short promotional film for BBC Resources. Julian really understood the requirements of the brief and was able to bring to life some quite complex technical roles and tell the story of what the company did in a fascinating way. Julian did a fantastic job producing and directing this short film all on time and to budget.”
Georgie Hollett, Head of Communications, BBC Studios and Post Production
"Julian is a joy to work with - he did a fantastic job of shooting and editing Digital Drama's latest short film 'Deeds not Words: The Suffragette Surgeons of WWI'. He brings a very high level of professionalism to every job. His excellent interpersonal skills mean that it's always an enjoyable experience working with him."
Alison Ramsey, Producer, Digital Drama
“Julian produced, directed, filmed and edited a series of short videos as part of a NEF project. This involved travelling to different events and locations around the UK to film a mixture of open space and interview footage. He is a confident interviewer, able to work on his own initiative while making both speakers and guests feel at ease. As a skilled editor, he edited together a brilliant selection of footage and offered creative direction on the style of the video.”
Charlotte Thorpe, Communications Officer, New Economics Foundation
"Julian has developed, filmed and edited an important advocacy film for one of my clients that will make a fantastic contribution to the cultural sector. The project was challenging and complex given multiple partners and agendas and the need to distill and reinforce a common key message suite. Julian pulled it off with creativity, initiative, patience and a great work ethic. He was also lovely to work with and I hope to work with him again."
Emma Courtney, Director, Courtney Consulting
"Julian was ultra professional and edited four films for us, quickly, on schedule and with attention to creative detail. He quickly understood the needs of the client and responded positively to all requested changes. Many thanks, Julian."
Eliza Bell, Producer - Film and 3D Animation, DFD Solutions
"Julian is an exceptional all-around producer, cameraman and editor. He can be trusted to work under his own initiative and is forthcoming in creative ideas and technical solutions."
Max Barber, Producer & Director, Zodiak Media
“It was a pleasure to work with Julian on the short educational and promotional film that he created for me. The film chronicled the making of a piece of my glass artwork and was shot over six days in my London studio. Julian was very professional and knowledgeable throughout the filming process. He was efficient and creative in editing together what turned out to be a great film that far outstripped my expectations. I would have no hesitation in recommending Julian to anyone who wants a short film or promotional video.”
Bruno Romanelli, Glass Artist
“I commissioned Julian to create some new marketing videos for our website. He created exactly the type of aspirational video content that I had been hoping for. It has resulted in a series of beautiful, high-quality website videos that are a pleasure to watch. I am delighted by his wonderfully creative shots and extraordinary attention to detail. Julian was incredibly professional, making the process extremely efficient and went well beyond the initial brief. He managed the whole video production process including the sourcing of hired-in equipment, commissioning of music and gave guidance on the script and text elements. I really couldn’t have asked for a better set of short promotional films. Julian was a pleasure to work with and I very much hope to work with him again in the near future.”
Nichola Adams, MD, Corrigo Design
“I feel very privileged to have worked with Julian on a number of short film projects now. What I appreciate most is his attention to detail and his creativity. He is a perfectionist and every time we worked together he has stunned me with the results. He is a highly skilled cameraman and a fast creative editor. I would always recommend him as he delivers great value, is reliable and an expert in his field who I fully trust. I hope that we will collaborate soon again.”
Georg Meyer-Wiel, Artist
"Julian directed, filmed and edited a promotional film for me. The project has been a success all down to Julian's professional expertise and dedication to achieving the best in the project. I found him to be a very experienced individual in video production and would recommend his creative skills and services without any reservations."
Luis Carlvalho, Director LFC / Carvalhostudio, Theatre Designer