JULIE BYRNE


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Julie-ByrneJulie’s career in the Australian film and television industry spans over two decades and ranges from co-founder/producer of public television broadcaster SCATTV in the early ‘90s,
writer/director of drama and documentary short films, production manager on feature films including Paul Cox’s Innocence and Human Touch and on the long running TV drama series
McLeod’s Daughters, to Line Producing feature films Lucky Country (dir. Kriv Stenders 2009) and more recently, Rolf de Heer’s Charlie’s Country starring iconic actor David Gulpilil (Un
Certain Regard, Cannes 2014 – Winner Best Actor).

Julie also line produced and her company, Triptych Pictures, was the producing partner on the breakout hit The Babadook (writer/director Jennifer Kent, producers Kristina Ceyton &
Kristian Moliere) that had its World Premiere at Sundance 2014 to much acclaim, screened at numerous festivals around the world, winning multiple awards, including Best First Film at
the New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2014 and Best Film at the 2014 AACTA Awards. The film has sold widely, including to the UK, France and USA.

Julie co-produced Matt Bate’s (Closer Productions) feature documentary Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (Sundance 2011; New Films, New Directors, NY; SXSW) and
produced the surreal mystery feature The Dead Speak Back by the artist and composer Jason Sweeney, which premiered at the Adelaide International FF 2013 and went on to screen at a number of key underground film festivals, including Perth Revelation Intl FF and Melbourne Underground FF (winning Best Actress award). It also received the Honourable Mention award at IFAB, Berlin, 2014.

Julie produced the critically acclaimed mystery thriller Touch (2014) written and directed by Christopher Houghton, starring Leeanna Walsman and Matt Day. Touch had its World Premiere at the 2014 Sydney Film Festival, has screened internationally including Newport Beach Film Festival (USA), in the Cannes Cinéphiles Cinema des Antipodes program (Fr) and was opening film at the inaugural Manchester Intl Film Festival (UK) 2015. It had its Australian theatrical release in May 2015 and is due to screen at St. Tropez Festival des Antipodes.

Julie also recently produced Versus, a series of short films for the web by the YouTube sensation RackaRacka (twins Danny and Michael Philippou) for exclusive screening on their YouTube channel. The 2nd film ‘Halo vs Call of Duty’ went viral and all three films have totaled more than 25 million views (consolidated across YouTube and Facebook) since the first one ‘Marvel vs DC: The Avengers Battle’ released in May 2015.

Julie is currently developing new projects with both Christopher Houghton and RackaRacka, as well as a number of other feature and television projects on the Triptych Pictures slate.

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