Julia Hart

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Julia Hart is an American screenwriter and film director, known for her work on Miss Stevens (2016) and Fast Color (2018).


Directly after graduation, Hart became a teacher. At 25, she began teaching high school students. After eight years of teaching, Hart quit her job to pursue screenwriting.[1] Hart's father and brother are also screenwriters.[2]

Miss Stevens was Hart's directorial debut. Inspired by her experience as a teacher, Miss Stevens follows a teacher as she chaperones three students on a weekend trip to a drama competition. This film premiered at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival on March 12, 2016.[3] Miss Stevens was nominated for the Grand Jury Award and Gamechanger Award at the festival.[citation needed]

Hart's most recent film Fast Color premiered at South by Southwest in 2018. During the 2018 film festival and conference, 80% of narrative feature competition were films directed or co-directed by women.[4] This film is co-written and produced by Hart's husband Jordan Horowitz.[5]



  1. ^ Bernstein, Paula (27 September 2016). "Five Questions for Miss Stevens Writer/Director Julia Hart". Filmmaker.
  2. ^ Olsen, Mark (5 September 2014). "Toronto Film Festival: 'Keeping Room' a Window into Women, Civil War". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ Berger, Laura (2016-03-10). "SXSW 2016 Women Directors: Meet Julia Hart – 'Miss Stevens'". IndieWire. Retrieved 2018-03-30.
  4. ^ Robehmed, Natalie (17 March 2018). "Female Directors Come Into Focus At SXSW Film Festival". Forbes.
  5. ^ Grobar, Matt (11 March 2018). "Why Director Julia Hart Wanted Gugu Mbatha-Raw For 'Fast Color' - SXSW". Deadline Hollywood.

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