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Julian Pham is a filmmaker and contemporary dancer based in Oakland. He has directed short narrative and short documentary films that have played in national and international festivals such as the New Renaissance Film Festival, Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival, Blow-Up International Arthouse Film Festival and the Architecture and Design Film Festivals in New York and Chicago. He was shortlisted for the Orchard Project Episodic Lab in 2023 for a television pilot. He is an avid cinephile primarily focused on screenwriting and directing, but enjoys all aspects of filmmaking. Owl is his first feature film.


As a dancer, he was a company member of Savage Jazz Dance Company from 2010-2014, and in 2013, the company was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Performance – Company. He has also danced with ahdanco, Push Dance Company with Ensemble Mik Nawooj, and Erika Shuch. He is currently working on choreography for the upcoming play Honey Child by Lizzy May as well as a dance show set to the music of Sami Freeman.



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