JULIA VERDIN as “Isabella”
British Producer Julia Verdin has established herself as one of Hollywood’s leading independent producers, with over 30 critically acclaimed feature films produced to date.
Julia has produced theatrical releases including the Newmarket release Stander (2003), starring Tom Jane, Deborah Unger, Dexter Fletcher and David O’Hara directed by Bronwen Hughes; Sony Classics release The Merchant of Venice (2004), directed by Michael Radford, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes; and Riding The Bullet (2004) based on a Stephen King story, directed by Mick Garris, starring David Arquette, Jonathan Jackson, Erica Christensen and Barbara Hershey. Her recent faith based film, Lionsgate release, The Least Among You (2009), starring Lou Gossett Jr., Lauren Holly and William Devane, premiered on Showtime and was featured in many major festivals. The film was nominated for the 2012 NAACP awards for Outstanding Television Movie and Best Lead Actor.
Julia’s latest film 2 Jacks, based on Leo Tolstoy short story “Two Hussars,” directed by Bernard Rose, and starring Danny Huston, Jack Huston, Sienna Miller, Jacqueline Bisset and Billy Zane, is released theatrically October 18th, 2013. Julia also recently Executive Produced Born of War, directed by Vicky Jewson, and starring James Frain and Sophia Black D’Elia. She is very proud to be one of the Producers on The Ninth Cloud as well as an actress in the film, in the role of ‘Isabella’.
She is currently developing various projects with well-established Hollywood writers and directors including Surviving Christmas, written and to be directed by Academy Award Nominated filmmaker James Dearden; Invisible Army by acclaimed festival award winning writer/director Éva Gárdos; A.K.A written by Phillip Morton and to be directed by Academy Award Nominated director Jonathan Heap; Curtains, a WGA Autumn Stories 2010 selected period piece about eccentric Parisian stage actress Sarah Bernhardt, written by Cynthia Riddle; Deadline, a true story written by Peter Hunziker & Cynthia Riddle; and will also be a co-producer on William Gibson’s Neuromancer to be directed by Vincenzo Natali.
Julia is based in Los Angeles, and still maintains a base in London. She founded and has been running Rough Diamond Productions since 1995. She is currently on the Board of LA Femme Film Festival and also BAFTA Board of Directors.