The Mighty Nursery for Sainsbury’s tells the tale of tea leaves. Julia brings to life a tiny tea leaf (zebras, giraffes, elephants and baby lion cubs too) who takes us to Malawi where Sainsbury and the Sukambizi tribe come together to make an affordable and delicious fairtrade tea for the UK market.
Julia is a British animator and illustrator living in Los Angeles. She graduated from an MA in animation from the Royal College of Art in 2011. Her award-winning films have played at festivals worldwide including Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, and Annecy.
Some of her personal honors include being named: one of Variety's Top Ten Animators to Watch in 2017, one of Indiewire's 37 Indie Film Breakouts of 2012, and an ADC Young Gun X in 2012, among others.
An animator of the extraordinary, Julia’s distinct sensitivity may well have been pried from the still-beating heart of a magical rainbow, or cleaved off the back of the mighty wooly mammoth. There is no one working today who can drink even a fraction of the milkshakes she can, and still have room left for root beer.
Julia’s short films have been viewed and adored by millions, most notable of which is Belly. The film, having screened at Sundance and SXSW in 2013, has collected awards from multiple award shows including the San Francisco International Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival, and Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival to name only a few.
Julia has also enjoyed a considerable amount of commercial success including projects for clients such as Channel 4, MTV, musical artist Bat for Lashes, Etsy, indie band The Decemberists, J.Crew, Malibu Rum, and Toyota. In 2012, she was named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine. And just a glance at any of her animations, or a quick read of her whimsical contributions to the Huffington Post, will explain why her fan base continues to expand.