Curriculum Vitae

Julianna Torres Villarosa


Places Disturbed (13 min.)
Sengoko, “The Keep” music video (3:14)
The Real Thing (2:45, 16mm/VHS)
Looking Glass (2:37, 16mm)

Color Bars | Big Bend (new media)


VHS Mixtape Volume 1 (43 min.)


Black & White In Color (2:11)


Schooner, “Feel Better” music video (2:32)

Saint Agnes (3:06)


Gloss (10 min.)


Home (1:48)

Textures (1:32)

Repress (3:52)

Select Screenings and Exhibitions

The Real Thing:
Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, GA
Indie Grits Festival, Columbia, SC

Places Disturbed:
Thin Line Festival, Denton, TX
Indie Grits Festival, Columbia, SC

Black & White In Color:
MGM National Harbor video installation, December 2016 - April 2017, Washington, DC
North Portland Unknown Television, January 2017


Black & White In Color:

VHS Mixtape Vol. 1

New Mavericks Film Series, Atlanta, GA

Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, NC

Miami Short Film Festival, Miami, FL

Finalist: Best Experimental, Miami Short Film Festival

Columbus International Film + Video Festival: West Cherry Film Night, Columbus, OH

Marfa Film Festival, Marfa, TX

Indie Grits Festival, Columbia, SC

Black & White In Color:

Shortlifting video installation, Hong Kong Arts Centre, December 2015, Hong Kong

Featured on The Daily Planet, Discovery Channel Canada, October 6, 2015

Vimeo Staff Pick: “Black & White In Color”

Official Vimeo Category Selection: Experimental

Official Vimeo Category Selection: Cameras & Techniques

Saint Agnes:

Women in Film: Documentary Shorts, The Carrack, Durham, NC

Seven Shorts, Spectre Arts, Durham, NC

Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI

Saint Agnes:

Alice Fest, Durham, NC

Saint Agnes:

Finalist, Our State Magazine Documentary Film Contest

Select Awards and Residencies

Iowa Arts Fellowship, The University of Iowa, 2018-2019, Iowa City, IA
Artist-in-Residence, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, May 2018, Pine Springs, TX

Select Talks and Workshops

Documentary Video: An Introductory Field Guide, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, May 2018, Pine Springs, TX
Creating and Deconstructing Time-Lapse, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, May 2018, Pine Springs, TX

Select Conferences


The Climate of Environmental Journalism: A Regional Summit, March 5, 2019, Grinnell, IA

Select Articles and Reviews

Upcoming Artists in Residence, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, 11/3/17

15 essential color-editing terms, defined, Vimeo, 11/28/16

Interview With Julianna Thomas, Indie Grits, 3/23/16


Julianna Thomas Shows Us How Black And White Is So Much More Than A Slider In Adobe, Planet 5D, 11/22/2015

In Sight: Black & White In Color by Julianna Thomas, f11 Magazine, Pg. 6, Issue 49, 11/2/2015

Project Spotlight: VHS Mixtape, TriFilm Society, 10/23/2015

Mesmerizing Black And White Video, Filmed In Color, The Atlantic Monthly, 10/15/2015

“Black & White In Color,” A Captivating Look at the Accidental Hues That Develop In a Colorless World, Laughing Squid, 10/7/2015

Black And White Shot In Color, Fubiz, 10/6/2015

Julianna Thomas Explores The Colorless Beauty Of The World With A Filter-Free Look At Black And White Objects, Devour, 10/5/2015

Fine Art Short Records Beautiful Black And White Subjects In Color, Fstoppers, 10/5/2015

Stunning Monochromatic Video Made Entirely With Black-And-White Objects, Designtaxi, 10/5/2015

Beautiful Video Shows Black and White Imagery in Stunning Color, Gizmodo, 10/1/2015

Black And White Shot In Color Is Mesmerizing, Digg, 9/30/2015


Schooner – “Feel Better” video premiere, Pop Matters, 10/29/2013


Current: 2018-2021
MFA, Film & Video Production
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Iowa Arts Fellowship


BA, Communications: Media Production
The University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC



The North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics
Durham, NC

Relevant Commercial Experience

Volunteer Prescreener, ICDocs, 2019, Iowa City, IA
Freelance Cinematographer, Editor, and Director, 2010 - 2018
Content Creator, contract, Havas, 2017 - 2018, Atlanta, GA & Chicago, IL
Shooter/Editor, 22squared & 22pictures, 2016 - 2017, Atlanta, GA
Video Editor, contract, Myriad Media, 2014 - 2016, Raleigh, NC
Video Content Specialist, GCFLearnFree, 2010 - 2014, Raleigh, NC
Global Music Show Producer, WXYC 89.3 FM & UNC Global Area Studies, 2009 - 2011, Chapel Hill, NC
Lighting Intern, UNC-TV, 2010, Research Triangle Park, NC
Production Manager, WXYC 89.3 FM, 2008, Chapel Hill, NC
Volunteer Independent Radio DJ, WXYC 89.3 FM, 2006 - 2013, Chapel Hill, NC

Select Clients

Coca-Cola • Divided By The Sea - Documentary • Hopscotch Music Festival • Interface • Kid Ethnic • Looking At Appalachia • McCann • MGM International • NARAL Pro-Choice • Northern Spy Records • Publix • Sprite • Three Lobed Recordings • Toyota • vitaminwater


Director, cinematographer, and editor. Documentaries. National and regional broadcast spots. International brand work. Shortform video for web and social media.

Canon C100, Canon 5D, Sony FS7

Premiere Pro, After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Dragonframe, Audition

Sketch, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator