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Julia Cranney                               

**Winner of the Méliès Award to the Best European Short Film of the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2023 for MEASURE**
 ** Nominated for a DEBUT WRITER award from the TV FOUNDATION/EDINBURGH TV FESTIVAL NEW VOICE AWARDS 2022**
 
Julia is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and actor.
 
She recently completed a new short film MEASURE which she co-wrote and co-directed with filmmaker Helen Simmons. Julia and Helen are currently working with Quay Street Productions and Moon River Productions on original drama series. Julia’s credits include an 8 x 5' adaptation of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for BBC Teach, produced by Monk Studios. Her first TV spec ATTACHMENT was optioned by Warp Films and Julia was commissioned by Sky Studios to write one episode of their inhouse drama development TAKING STOCK for emerging writers from the North of England. Following a successful shadow scheme Julia wrote her first episode of EASTENDERS for which she was nominated for the Edinburgh TV Festival New Voice Awards.
 
Her original feature films written for Reel One in Canada include FALLING FOR THE MANNY, A CHRISTMAS MASQUERADE and CHRISTMAS AT THE CHALET which starred Teri Hatcher.
​In theatre, Julia is currently developing a new work for producer Toby Parsons and the Everyman Liverpool with an R&D week in July 2024 with director Julia Samuels. Her previous plays include MOMENTS (Camden Fringe Festival 2017) and EMPTY BEDS (winner of a Scottish Daily Mail Award 2016 and an Eddies award).
 
Her short film LATE premiered at the Hollywood Short Film Festival 2018 and short film CRUMBS starring Dan Ryan (Mount Pleasant, The Bay, Innocent) directed by Nick Reed premiered at BAFTA in 2019.
 
Julia is a member of BAFTA x Crew and the Soho Theatre Writers Alumni Group.
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