Curriculum Vitae

Julianna Torres Villarosa


Texas Trash (in production)

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:
Dallas Medianale, Dallas, TX
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Athens International Film + Video Festival, Athens, OH
Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, GA
Indie Grits Festival, Columbia, SC

Places Disturbed:
Thin Line Festival, Denton, TX
Nominee: Best Student Short, Thin Line Festival
Indie Grits Festival, Columbia, SC

Looking Glass:
Experimental Films From Iowa, Stray Cat Film Center, Kansas City, MO
Experimental Films From Iowa, filmfront, Chicago, IL

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

Artist-in-Residence, Tallgrass Artist Residency, August 5-14, 2019, Flint Hills, KS
Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio Fellowship, The University of Iowa, Summer 2019, Iowa City, IA

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

Introducing the Summer 2019 Studio Fellows, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio, 4/29/2019

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


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

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

Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio Fellowship


BA, Communications: Media Production
The University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC

NCSSM Tuition Grant


The North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics
Durham, NC

Relevant Commercial Experience 

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


Canon C100, Canon 5D, Sony FS7, Bolex H16, PXL 2000

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

Sketch, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator


CPR/AED/First Aid certified