Julie Zhu | 朱

Born in Xi’an, China and raised in Tāmaki Makaurau, Julie Zhu is a photographer, filmmaker, and storyteller committed to championing marginalised voices and stories. She has created both scripted and documentary content for a range of platforms including Whakaata Māori, The Spinoff, TVNZ OnDemand, and RNZ.

Julie co-directs and co-hosts the podcast and docu-series Conversations With My Immigrant Parents for RNZ. She directed the observational documentary series Takeout Kids for The Spinoff (winning Best Director at NZ Web Fest), and was one of the directors on anthology feature film Kāinga. Her short film Lǎo Lao Lǎo Le won her Best Director and Best NZ Film at Show Me Shorts 2023.


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