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 North 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 producing director Gwyneth Horder-Payton, as well as being FX's photographer on the ground, producing their promotional and social media content, as well as visuals for art department and their EPKs. 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 I directed and edited the music video for Post Precious's debut single 'Timebomb' and I shot the artwork for their first EP 'Crown' in May. In April, my shoot with upcoming queer actors Brendan Scannell and Antonio Marziale premiered in OUT Magazine, the largest queer magazine in the US.

I recently completed the $20k 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 I wrote, directed and edited. It just successful festival run - including official selection at New Filmmakers LA and Atlanta Shortsfest - as well as winning Awards of Merit and Recognition at the Accolade Global Film Competition and Best Shorts Competition, respectively. We've yet to hear back from another forty.

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