An award winning producer/director, Julie has been creating digital film & video productions since 1998. She has produced and directed over 1000 video and radio productions, including short documentaries on countless social issues (from HIV in Africa and HEP C in the United States, to homelessness, abused children and poverty), to long form radio and TV shows and commercials. She is the Vice President of Culture Content at Rocky Mountain PBS where she is the Executive Producer and Director of the Emmy Award winning TV Series "Colorado Experience” (that she also writes, shoots and edits). She is the President & CEO of Julie Speer Productions, Inc.
Julie has produced several long-form documentaries, including the Emmy Award Winning “Sand Creek Massacre” and “Standing in the Gap, as well as the Emmy Nominated “Sweet Ambition” and “Haiti’s Small Miracles”, both which premiered at The Denver International Film Festival, aired on PBS, and are used in classrooms around the country. She co-produced & directed “Swift Justice”, a documentary film on the largest workplace raid in U.S. history, which screened during the 2008 Democratic National Convention and was used in a national grassroots outreach campaign in support of immigration reform. From 1999 to 2009, Julie served as the Executive Director and Founder of Little Voice Productions – a 501C3 with a mission of educating and inspiring positive social change through media and technology.
Julie is a skilled producer - director who likes to be “hands on” with the creative process. She is a talented photographer and videographer and writes and edits her own work when time permits. A lifelong student of “emotional intelligence”, she puts a strong emphasis on emotions and the human spirit in her work. When she is not working on creative projects, Julie spends time painting, reading, cooking, gardening, hiking, skiing and mountain biking. Julie is fluent in French and travels extensively throughout the world. She has produced videos across the United States, as well as Africa, Mexico, South America, Israel, and The Caribbean.
Very active in her community, Julie spends time volunteering and serving on several nonprofit boards. She was a founding board member of The Chanda Plan Foundation and has served on the Rotary Youth Exchange Committee and hosted several foreign exchange students. She's currently on the board of National History Day in Colorado. She received her BA Degree in International Affairs & Economics from Vesalius College in association with Boston University, in Brussels, Belgium. Notable post academic endeavors include Denver Community Leadership Forum & Outward Bound.
Julie lives in Salida and Denver, Colorado with her partner Patrick, their 3 children and Aayla, the family German Shepherd.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2012 - 2018 Multiple Colorado Broadcaster Association Awards
2016 Heartland Emmy Award: Public Affairs Program “Exec. Producer, Director, Writer - Standing in the Gap”
2015 Fred Woods Cesar Chavez Award
2015 Heartland Emmy Award: Historical Program Segment “Executive Producer & Director - Colorado Experience:
Sand Creek Massacre”
2014 National Emmy Nomination: “Director - Divorce, Sesame Workshop Outreach Special”
2014 Heartland Emmy Award: "Producer & Director - Colorado Experience: Fly Girl"
2013 Heartland Emmy Award: Short Format Program “Producer, Director, Videographer, Editor - Great Ingredients”
2013 Heartland Emmy Award: Program Promotion “Producer, Director, Writer, Editor - Henry the Gossip”
2013 Heartland Emmy Award: Community Service “Producer, Director, Editor - Women & Girls Lead”
2006 Metro Beat TV’s “People To Watch”
2004 Heartland Emmy Nomination: “Producer - Sweet Ambition”
2001 to 2006 Over 20 Telly Awards (Producer / Director / Writer)
2001 Denver Business Journal “Most Innovative New Products”: Little Voice “Doc-U-Reach”
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Tel: (720) 309 - 1601