Julian Buchan

London/California-based director, editor and photographer.

After initially training as a painter in Edinburgh, I took a new direction during my Fine Art training at University of Arts London, choosing to pursue video work. After receiving two consecutive grants from the prestigious South London Gallery in Peckham for moving image work, I received the LUX Moving Image Prize for my graduating year.

Being a dual UK and US citizen I moved to California as soon as I graduated to start editing work on a feature documentary that I had DP'd on the two previous summers. I moved to LA shortly after to pursue directing work. Anna, the short I directed in late 2015, had a successful international festival run and after 2 years working in film production, I decided to turn freelance the following summer.

I finished work on season 3 of Tyrant (FX), where I served as assistant to the showrunner as well as FX's photographer on the ground, producing their promotional and social media content, as well as visuals for art department. In August 2016 I directed and edited the music video for UK singer Nathan Ball's upcoming single, Right Place, which was featured as the week's track to watch out for on BBC Radio 1. In December 2017 the music video for Post Precious's debut single 'Timebomb' premiered on Nylon Magazine online.

I recently completed the $25k budget SAG short film Real Lemons, a dark and tender LGBTQ-centric drama very dear to my heart, about two brothers desperate to leave their conservative hometown, which we've submitted to more than thirty festivals, and counting. I'll hear back from the first batch January this year. I wrote, directed and edited the project.

If you have any work enquiries please feel free to email me at julian.buchan@gmail.com