Julie Goldman

Producer, Gideon’s Army
Nominated for: Best Documentary

JULIE GOLDMAN founded Motto Pictures in 2009. She has produced a wide range of award-winning documentaries, working with a lineup of talented and acclaimed filmmakers. Her documentaries have been featured at the most prestigious film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and Berlin.

In January 2013, three films that Julie produced premiered in U.S. Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival: God Loves Uganda, directed by Roger Ross Williams; Manhunt, directed by Greg Barker; and Gideon’s Army, directed by Dawn Porter.

Julie premiered two films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival: Participant Media’s A Place at the Table, directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, which were released by Magnolia Pictures in March 2013, and Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, directed by Alison Klayman, which was recently shortlisted for an Academy Award®.

In 2011, Julie produced Buck, directed by Cindy Meehl, which won the Sundance Film Festival US Documentary Audience Award. Sundance Selects/IFC Films released Buck to critical and popular acclaim. It was one of the top-grossing documentaries of the year and was shortlisted for an Academy Award®.

Her 2011 slate of releases also included triple Emmy® nominee Better This World, directed by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega, which premiered on POV and won the WGA Award and the Gotham Award for Best Documentary, the acclaimed HBO documentary Koran By Heart, directed by Greg Barker, and the Silverdocs Best U.S. Feature award winner Our School, directed by Mona Nicoara.

Julie was nominated by the Producers Guild of America for the Producer of the Year Award for Sergio, directed by Greg Barker. Sergio was shortlisted for the 2010 Academy Awards® for Documentary Feature, nominated for a Primetime Emmy® Award, and won the Sundance Film Festival Editing Award.

She was executive producer of Sundance Audience Award winner In the Shadow of the Moon, which was released by THINKFilm, and producer of Sons of Perdition, which launched the Oprah Winfrey Documentary Club on OWN.  Julie was a consultant on the Academy Award®-winning The Cove and Matt Tyrnauer’s acclaimed Valentino: The Last Emperor.

Julie’s earlier films include: Easy Riders Raging Bulls, Sketches of Frank GehryDevil’s PlaygroundBlack SunWhat RemainsOnce in a Lifetime and Cat Dancers.

She has several films that are currently in production: 1971, directed by Johanna Hamilton; Steve James and Raj Patel’s Generation Food; The Great Invisible, directed by Margaret Brown; Revolution, directed by Greg Barker; and The Kill Team, directed by Dan Krauss.