DIRECTOR | CINEMATOGRAPHER
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.
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.
Panasonic 4K body
Cinema Prime Lens Set
Vintage Prime Lens Set
Cinema Rig (Cage, Rails, Handles, MB, FF, VF)
High Speed Memory Cards
Wireless Mic Sets
Boom Pole, XLR's
LED lighting Sets
Light Stands, Umbrellas, Reflectors, Diffusion
Thunderbolt Hard drives
DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio
Adobe Creative Suite
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
PO Box 300
Bondi Junction NSW 1355
+61 410 126 463