Julie Wyman is an American director, cinematographer, and professor whose work is concerned with body image. She mainly makes documentary film and currently teaches at UC Davis as an associate professor of Cinema and Digital Media.[1]

Julie Wyman
Born
Julie Wyman
Occupation
Years active1998-present

Early life and educationEdit

Julie Wyman received a BA in Anthropology and English from Amherst College in 1993. She completed a MFA in Visual Studies at UC San Diego in 2002.[1]

CareerEdit

A Boy Named Sue documents the transition of a FTM person named Theo. The film delves into the physical and emotional effects of medical transitioning as well as the changes in the way Theo interacted with the world and the world interacted with him. It won the Sappho award for Best Documentary in 2000 and was nominated for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's Best Documentary Media Award.[2]

In 2012 she completed and began showing her full-length documentary Strong! about three time Olympic competitor Cheryl Haworth. Strong! began filming in 2004 and was originally planned to be a short film.[3] Strong! aired on PBS's Independent Lens series in 2012.[4]

HonorsEdit

Wyman's film A Boy Named Sue won the Sappho award for Best Documentary in 2000 and was nominated for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's Best Documentary Media Award in the same year but did not win.[5]

In 2012, Wyman won the Princess Grace Award for Film Honorarium.[5]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Writer Cinematographer Actor Producer
1998 Enjoy Yes Yes Yes Short film made with Gordon Winiemko
2000 A Boy Named Sue Yes Yes Yes Documentary
2002 Exchange Policy Yes Yes Yes Short film made with Gordon Winiemko
2002 Buoyant[6] Yes Short Documentary
2012 Strong! Yes Yes Documentary Featured in PBS' Independent Lens
2016 FatMob Yes Short film

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "UC Davis Profile".
  2. ^ "Woman Make Movies, A Boy Named Sue".
  3. ^ "Interview With Julie Wyman from Creative Capital".
  4. ^ "PBS Article".
  5. ^ a b "Princes Grace Foundation, Julie Wyman Profile".
  6. ^ "Buoyant". www.wmm.com. Retrieved 27 November 2019.

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