About Julian

Julian is a Sydney based director, cinematographer and screenwriter.

When he decided to pursue filmmaking as a career, moving to New York City for film school meant he could work on the next Woody Allen or Martin Scorsese picture once he graduated. (He’s still waiting on a call back).

Plan B worked out just fine for him however, gaining invaluable on-set experience alongside some amazingly talented directors and cinematogaphers in New York like Emmy award winner Reed Morano (The Handmaid's Tale).

Julian built a portfolio of shorts and music videos, including work with model and actress Kate Upton, until making his feature film debut in 2017 with Love to Paradise. The film premiered at Malta International Film Festival winning Best Film following screenings at festivals internationally. It was released theatrically in Australia and Malta then cracked iTunes’ Top 3.

Julian is a distinctive director who often shoots as well as directs and writes. His ear for authentic dialogue and eye for emotive visual storytelling with an romantically sensitive perspective uniquely defines his work, including his next feature film Made in Malta (coming soon). 

All of this has allowed Julian to avoid the field of property and construction in which he holds a university degree, a decade of top tier management experience and a guaranteed pay cheque which his immigrant parents from Malta remind him every Sunday.

Film Credits

Julian Galea talks Love to Paradise after screening at Event Cinemas, Bondi. 

Julian Galea with host Scott Tweedie at Q&A of Love to Paradise, Event Cinemas, Bondi. 

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
— Orson Welles

People Are Talking

Indie Film Hustle // Interview. Making a Micro Budget Film That Cracks iTunes Top 3 with Julian Galea

Film Ink // Director Julian Galea Writes a Love Letter To His Heritage with Love to Paradise

The Daily Telegraph // Julian Galea's First Feature Film Love to Paradise Filmed in Malta

Sunday Times Of Malta // Showing off Malta

Malta Today // Eden Cinemas presents: Love to Paradise, filmed in Malta

One News Malta // Romance Film From Wonderful Malta

Television Malta // Malta and ħobż biż-żejt Central Themes of Film Love to Paradise

LovinMalta // Saucy Maltese-Australian Romance Steals Hearts At The International Film Festival

Filmconvert // Love to Paradise Showcase

World Travel Magazine // Love letter from Malta

Malta Independent // Malta-filmed Love to Paradise Playing Now in Cinemas

89.7 Bay // Malta Stars in Stunning New Indie Film Love to Paradise

Air Malta // The New Indie Movie Love to Paradise Showcases The Best of Malta


Current owned and operated gear list. Required items for individual projects not listed will be rented. 

Camera & Lenses

Panasonic 4K body

Cinema Prime Lens Set

Vintage Prime Lens Set



Cinema Rig (Cage, Rails, Handles, MB, FF, VF)


Filter Sets





Car Mounts

High Speed Memory Cards

Batteries, Chargers 


Wireless Mic Sets

Shotgun Mic

Video Mic

Boom Pole, XLR's

Sound Recorder


LED lighting Sets

Light Stands, Umbrellas, Reflectors, Diffusion

Light Meter


iMac Pro

Studio Speakers

Thunderbolt Hard drives

DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio


Adobe Creative Suite

Get In Touch

Please reach out to discuss how we can work together on your next exciting project.

I can freelance direct or produce creative content across any platform through my full service production company Galea Pictures. 

Sydney | Los Angeles | Malta



Galea Pictures  

PO Box 300

Bondi Junction NSW 1355

Sydney, Australia


+61 410 126 463