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Julie Neira Campoverde is an Ecuadorian award-winning filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Julie has been writing short stories all throughout her life, graduating to screenplays when she attended the Borough of Manhattan Community College in 2015. Soon after she began to direct her own content, winning awards like for Best Director for her short sci fi film “Taken by the Night” in the 2017 BMCC film festival. When she graduated from Brooklyn College in 2019 with a Bachelors in Screenwriting, she had several scripts both short and feature length under her belt. In 2021, she received an honorable mention for the Nyman Family Project Award for her short horror script “El Chuzalongo”, a story that challenges the toxic masculinity customs in Latinx and Hispanic culture that hurts children, especially young girls.
Julie aims to create real stories of her country, Ecuador about its forgotten people: usually the lower class, indigenous communities and women. She recently finished filming a documentary titled “Don Maño” about the independent street vendors of Ecuador, particularly her hometown, Azogues. She is aware of the change that needs to happen within her community regarding the alarming rates of violence against women and the sexualization of children, girls especially. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in fiction filmmaking in The City College of New York and hopes that her soon to be short thesis film “El Chuzalongo” will be an eyeopener for her country and culture. El Chuzalongo is set for production in the Fall of 2021.