What I do

I’m a film director with a documentary background, specializing in stories based on real life. My style is cinematic yet raw, and aims for the heart. 


Julian Shaw is the director of the 2019 feature film Use Me. 

He is perhaps best known for producing and acting in the marriage equality campaign It’s Time for GetUp!, which won the AdNews Viral Video of the Year Award. The clip has been viewed over 16,000,000 times on YouTube and was shared by Madonna and Stephen Fry.

Julian’s 2007 directorial debut, the documentary Darling! The Pieter-Dirk Uys Story, won the IF Independent Spirit Award and placed Runner Up in the Panorama Audience Awards at the Berlin International Film Festival. It was theatrically released in South Africa through NuMetro Cinemas. His follow-up doco Cup of Dreams, about New Zealand’s World Champion All Blacks, debuted stateside on NBCUniversal Sports in 2011, and played in all territories.

For his short drama Clearing the Air, Julian won 2009 Best Young Australian Filmmaker of the Year from the Byron Bay International Film Festival. His multiple fiction and non-fiction short films have screened at Cannes in Cinema Des Antipodes, the St Tropez Film Festival, FLICKERFEST and Melbourne International Film Festival.

Julian holds a Master of Film and Digital Image degree from Sydney University, a Graduate Diploma in Directing from AFTRS and a Master of Screen Arts in Directing from AFTRS.

Commercial work includes campaigns for WWF, Earth Hour, the Wallabies, Sum of Us, GetUp! and Goodman Fielder.

Credits as actor include the feature San Andreas and the TV series Portlandia.


Julian Shaw

Email: julianrshaw@gmail.com
Twitter: @julianrshaw

Talent Agent

Mollison Keightley Management
139 Cathedral Street,
Woolloomooloo. NSW 2011.
Australia Phone: (02) 8302 2800
Fax: (02) 9332 2382
From outside Australia
Phone: +61 2 8302 2800
Fax: +61 2 9332 2382
E-mail: mkm@mollison.com

US Management

Affirmative Entertainment
Los Angeles, CA
+1 310 858 3200

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