Julie Ryan is a prolific and award winning Australian feature film producer who has produced, co-produced or executive produced, 16 feature films over her 20+ year career with many of her films being officially selected for all major A List international film festivals.
Her achievements include H is for Happiness, which received a Special Mention by the Children’s Jury, Generation Kplus Berlin International Film Festival 2020, and won the prestigious 2019 Cinefest Oz Film Prize; Hotel Mumbai,the most successful Australian film to release internationally in 2019; Ten Canoes, the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize winner at the Cannes International Film Festival 2006; and Australian box office smash hit in 2011 Red Dog.
In 2023 Julie was Executive Producer on the much praised SXSW and Sitges selected horror film Late Night With The Devil. Her other feature film credits include Satellite Boy (Toronto FF 2012, Berlin FF 2013); My Tehran For Sale (Toronto FF 2009); Alexandra’s Project (Berlin FF 2003); The Tracker (Venice FF 2002); Tracks (Venice FF, Toronto FF & Telluride Film Festivals 2013); 100 Bloody Acres (Winner Best Film, Midnight X-treme, Sitges 2013); and Scare Campaign (Winner Best Film, MonsterFest 2015).
Julie has received eight Best Film nominations at the AFI/AACTA awards over her 20 plus career including nominations for H is for Happiness in 2020, and Hotel Mumbai in 2019, and won for Ten Canoes and Red Dog.
Julie’s production company Cyan Films is based in Adelaide, South Australia, and she formed a producing partnership with Ari Harrison’s Sanctuary Pictures production company in March 2023.