Julia Short

Julia Short

Julia Short

From a background in advertising and consumer PR, I joined Rank Film Distributors in the early 1990’s. After which I moved on to PolyGram to become responsible for running the theatrical marketing and publicity department  in the UK, releasing such films as TRAINSPOTTING, FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, FARGO, TWELVE MONKEYS and THE USUAL SUSPECTS. After PolyGram closed in 1999, I moved to Redbus (now Lionsgate) and Film Four Distribution. In 2003 I set up VERVE PICTURES with Colin Burch during which time we acquired BULLET BOY, Andrea Arnold’s RED ROAD, the Oscar nominated DOGTOOTH and released a number of films by first time film makers.  From 2011 to 2013 I was Head of Acquisitions at The Works Film Group where I acquired Kieran Evans BAFTA winning KELLY + VICTOR. I am currently actively involved in delivering several high profile training courses for both the Film Distributor’s Association, MEDIA and Creative Skillset as well as consulting for Pulse Films and have recently joined House Distribution UK in a consultancy capacity. House has acquired 28 films many of which are focused on a digital release.