Julius Avery is a writer/director, represented by United Talent Agency.
Born in Pemberton Western Australia, Julius is a Masters graduate of the VCA. His short film Jerrycan was the Jury Prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008 and won the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Short Film in the same year.
Jerrycan then went on to receive an Honorable Mention at Sundance and the Berlin International Film Festival, enjoying a substantial and prestigious festival run.
Julius also directed the powerful short film End of Town, which earned him the Emerging Australian Filmmaker Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2006, and was also awarded an Australian Directors Guild Award in 2007.
More recently Julius executive produced and is the writer of the short film Yardbird directed by fellow Western Australian Micheal Spiccia, which has just been accepted into ‘In Competition’ at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival. This marks the first collaborative project under the new Bridle Path Films banner, a directors' collective founded by Julius Avery in 2011.