Julian Goldberger is an independent film director based in Los Angeles.
Julian studied acting and directing at Florida State University's School of Theatre, afterwards completing New York University's Intensive Film Program and The AFI Conservatory's Directing Program.
His feature film directing debut, Trans, screened at the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival, 1999 Sundance Film Festival, 1999 Berlin International Film Festival (READERS’ JURY PRIZE for BEST FILM), 1999 New Directors/New Films Festival at New York City's Museum of Modern Art, as well as various other international festivals.
Mr. Goldberger was honored as an Independent Spirit Award nominee for the Movado Someone To Watch Award, recognizing talented up-and-coming directors with a singular vision.
In 2000, he served as Filmmaker-in-Residence at Singapore's Centre for Film and Media Studies. In 2006, his second narrative feature, an adaptation of the Harry Crews novel The Hawk Is Dying (2006) a movie starring Paul Giamatti, Michael Pitt, and Michelle Williams, premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, and will be appear at the Director's Fortnight Competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
Goldberger teaches at UCLA Extension, Writers Program.