Director's Biography

Julia Wrona is a filmmaker dedicated to illuminating truth, beauty, and untold stories to inspire the world.

Julia is the director and producer of the feature documentary THE LONG BIKE BACK about a bicyclist’s resilient spirit as he recovers from a devastating hit-and-run crash and embarks on a cross-country bike trip to encourage bicycling and make the roads safer.

Julia has associate produced, assistant edited, and post-production supervised a wide range of documentaries including the multi award-winning BODY & SOUL: DIANA & KATHY about two women with disabilities determined to live independently and the acclaimed short films GIRLS OF DARAJA and SCHOOL OF MY DREAMS about one of the first free secondary school for girls in Kenya. Julia has also edited many DVD and web projects.

Julia began her career working with Maysles Films on a variety of documentary projects, including THE GATES about world-renowned artists Christo & Jeanne Claude’s Gates Project in Central Park.

Julia graduated with honors from the selective Film Conservatory at Purchase College in New York. While a student at Purchase she created four short films including a documentary about the murder of a doctor in Buffalo entitled PROPAGANDA. PROPAGANDA premiered in 2004 at the Rome International Film Festival in Rome, Georgia where Julia was nominated as ‘Most Promising New Filmmaker’.

Julia filming Pearson & Pete

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Julia filming in Oregon
Julia filming in Wyoming
Julia filming in Wyoming