Julie Davis with camera
|Born||1969 (age 46–47)
|Education||Dartmouth College (1990)|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, actress|
Julie Davis (born 1969) is an American film director, writer and actress. Davis is best known for directing, writing and acting in the romantic comedy film Amy's Orgasm. Davis' first film, the ultra low-budget I Love You, Don't Touch Me! debuted at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. She also directed the cult gay romantic comedy All Over the Guy in 2001 and the 2010 film Finding Bliss, based on her experiences as an editor at the Playboy Channel.
Early life and education
Davis grew up in Miami, Florida. As a child, she spent her summers at the Interlochen Arts Academy studying classical piano. She graduated from Miami Palmetto High School in 1986. She attended Dartmouth College, graduating in 1990. At Dartmouth, she majored in Comparative Literature and spent nine months living in Mainz, Germany and Toulouse, France. As part of her Dartmouth Senior Fellowship, Davis made her first full-length film, a WWII period drama with part French and German subtitles about a French prostitute forced to collaborate with the Nazis who falls in love with a Jewish resistance fighter and must choose between her conscience and survival. After graduating Dartmouth, Davis attended the AFI Conservatory's editing training program, graduating in 1991.
Davis got her start in the film business by editing and directing ultra-low-budget films. While editing promos for the Playboy Channel, she raised $60,000 to make her first feature I Love You, Don't Touch Me! which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997 and was sold to the Samuel Goldwyn Company. Davis was compared to a female Woody Allen.
Director (4 titles)
Actress (5 titles)
- 2014 The M Word as Julie
- 2012 Just 45 Minutes from Broadway as Betsy Isaacs
- 2009 Finding Bliss as Dyan Cannons
- 2001 Amy's Orgasm as Amy Mandell
- 1997 I Love You, Don't Touch Me! as Lisa
Writer (3 titles)
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- Greenman, Ben (January 8, 1998). "Real to Reel". Miami New Times.
- Manera, Joseph (October 20, 1997). "Independent spirit Julie Davis ‘90 brings film to Dartmouth". The Dartmouth.
- "Alumni: Julie Davis (Editing, AFI Class of 1991)". AFI Conservatory.
- "The Female Woody Allen".
- Maslin, Janet (February 20, 1998). "FILM REVIEW; Is He Mr. Wrong? Mr. Right? Whatever, She's Ms. Kvetch". The New York Times.
- The Movies from juliedavisonline.com
- "Writer-Director Julie Davis Exclusive Interview FINDING BLISS".
- Kaufman, Amy (10 June 2010). "For director, 'Finding Bliss' has its roots in porn". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 April 2011.