Recording has begun on the new audio drama podcast, "American Comedy Horror Story" created by Julia Morizawa and Shaina Vorspan, creators of the award-winning mockumentary "JesusCat (or How I Accidentally Joined a Cult"). Season one will be released later this year.
A great start to the new year! Julia booked a guest starring role on the TV show, "Scandal." She will be appearing in episode 7.13, which is scheduled to air on Thursday, March 8th at 9 PM on ABC.
Julia will be attending the inaugural PodCon - a convention for podcasts - in Seattle on December 9 and 10! She will be representing "The Bright Sessions" along with creator Lauren Shippen and fellow cast members Briggon Snow and Anna Lore. They will be participating in a Q&A on Saturday, December 9th at 5:30 PM and a signing on Sunday, December 10th at 1:00 PM. Hope to see you there!
Also, Julia is so honored to have been awarded Best Actress in a Leading Role for an Ongoing, Dramatic Production in the 2017 Audio Verse Awards for her performance as Dr. Bright in "The Bright Sessions." Season 4 is currently being released every other Wednesday, wherever you listen to podcasts.
Julia is excited to officially announce PURE, a sci-fi digital series that she is producing and starring in, shooting in 2018. In the distant future where genetic modification has divided society, a warrior finds an unlikely ally in the young man she captures as they journey to the Annex, escape from the formidable force of the Dissension, and face what it means to sacrifice for the future of their people. Julia is producing the series with Briggon Snow ("The Bright Sessions") and Cate Carson and Justin Plasse of Sensorium Pictures. To support the project, please follow it on twitter, tumblr, and instagram.
Julia has been invited to voice roles in two audio dramas - "The Big Loop" by Paul Bae (co-creator of "The Black Tapes") and "Within the Wires" by Jeffrey Cranor (co-creator of "Welcome to Nightvale.") Julia's episodes will be released in November and December, respectively.
Julia will be participating in another Q&A for "The Bright Sessions" on Wednesday, September 27 at 5:00 PM PST, which will be made available exclusively to Patreon donors. Julia was also interviewed for the podcast "Famished and Feasting" with her episode airing on September 24.
Also, Julia has voiced supporting roles on two new audio dramas - "The Amelia Project" and "Untypical."
Wednesday, August 9 at 5:00 PM PST, Julia will be participating in a livestream Q&A with the cast and crew of "The Bright Sessions." For details and information on how to participate, click here. Also, "The Bright Sessions" has begun recording season 4 of the podcast and Julia will be attending PodCon in Seattle, December 9-10, along with Lauren Shippen, Briggon Snow and Anna Lore.
"The Bright Sessions" (an audio drama podcast in which Julia plays the lead role of Dr. Bright) is officially being developed for television by Dark Horse Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions. Read the announcement in The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.
This month, Julia made a guest appearance on one of her favorite audio dramas, "Wolf 359" in the guest starring role of Elizabeth Zhang. The episode can be found here (season 4, episode 48, "Theta Scenario"), although the series is meant to be listened to in order. You can also hear Julia's voice in this mini-episode of "Pulp-Pourri Theatre."
Julia booked a supporting role in the short film, "Earthbound" written and directed by Joey Harris and produced by Jenni Powell. The film will be submitted to Cinespace, a festival competition hosted by NASA.
Julia will be performing in a staged reading of the TV pilot, "The Asian That Didn't," written by Ana Parsons, on Friday, June 16th at 8:00pm at The BGB Studio in North Hollywood. Seating is limited, so RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 2017 "The Bright Sessions" has been nominated for a Webby Award in the Audio Drama category. The Webby's are considered the Oscars for the internet! Voting for the People's Voice award is open to the public, so if you want to support our podcast, please vote for us here. You can vote for our category only, so it takes 1 minute!
Julia will be attending Emerald City Comicon in Seattle on March 3, 4 and 5 for "The Bright Sessions." There will be a panel and Q&A on Saturday, March 4 at 11am; and Julia will be available to meet at a booth in the podcast zone throughout the weekend. Also in attendance will be creator/actor Lauren Shippen and actor Briggon Snow. For regular updates during the comicon, check Julia's twitter feed.
February 2017 This month, Julia is back in full swing recording the remainder of season 3 of "The Bright Sessions!" The podcast will be back from hiatus on March 1. Also, Julia is performing sketch comedy at "Not Too Shabby" at UCB on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 10pm.
Julia will be starting the year off with a couple of stage appearances: Doing sketch comedy in "You Kids Get Off My Lawn" at The Clubhouse on Saturday, January 14 at 7pm; and episodic theatre as part of "Serial Killers" at Sacred Fools on Saturday, January 21 at 11pm.
Also this month, Julia will be shooting another industrial for Lockheed Martin with Resound, Inc.; and she won a 2016 Audio Verse Award for Best Performance by an Actress in an Original Leading Role for a Short Form Production in "The Bright Sessions!"
Julia booked and filmed the series regular role of Arina Kartades in the sci-fi pilot "Blade of Honor," written and directed by Mark Edward Lewis. The series is produced by LEM Media Productions and also stars Tim Russ ("Star Trek: Voyager"), Richard Hatch ("Battlestar Galactica"), James Kyson ("Heroes"), Aron Eisenberg ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"), and Brandon Stacy ("Star Trek: New Voyages").
Julia has been nominated for a 2016 Audio Verse Award for Best Performance by an Actress in an Original Leading Role for a Short Form Production. Voting is open to the public at www.audioverseawards.net and closes on Wednesday, December 7 at 11:59 PM PST.
The Muffin Lovers will be performing a new sketch at Not Too Shabby on Thursday, December 1st at 10pm at the UCB Inner Sanctum.
Julia will be attending the meet-up/Q&A with cast and crew members from the podcasts, "The Bright Sessions" and "Ars Paradoxica" on Saturday, November 5th from 2-5pm at Lincoln Park in Burbank (next to the Buena Vista branch of the Burbank Public Library). Come on by!
Also, she will be performing sketch with Muffin Lovers in the comedy show, "Crash This Party" at The Clubhouse on Wednesday, November 9 at 8pm. Shows at The Clubhouse are always free and always have alcohol.
The Muffin Lovers, Julia's sketch comedy team, has been accepted into the first annual Second City Diversity in Comedy Festival! We will be performing alongside some of the greatest sketch, stand-up and improv comedians in Los Angeles. Our show is Saturday, October 22 at 1:30pm. For more info and the complete line-up, click here. To buy tickets to our show, click here. Tickets will also be available at the door!
Also this month, season 3 of "The Bright Sessions" will premiere on October 19th! This fictional narrative podcast is consistently ranked in the Top 20 in iTunes' Arts category, and Julia voices the lead role of Dr. Bright.
This month, Julia will be performing sketch comedy with the Muffin Lovers at The Very Professional Show on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 7:30pm at The Clubhouse (1607 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, 90027). This show is FREE, so come on down and enjoy a night of comedy!
Also this month, Julia will be shooting another Lockheed Martin industrial for Resound, Inc., and a featured role on the web series, "Over Easy" by AK47 Presents.
The USC graduate short film, "Five Ways to Say Goodbye," will be screening on Saturday, August 27th at 4pm, along with 11 other films created by the class of 2017. The film is a drama that explores the dysfunction between five adopted siblings as they prepare funeral arrangements for their deceased mother. Julia plays the supporting role of Bebe. RSVP for the screening here.
The Muffin Lovers will be performing a new sketch at Not Too Shabby at UCB Inner Sanctum on Thursday, August 11 at 10pm.
Julia has been cast as the lead role of Teegan in the feature film, "How We Roll," written and directed by Clarence Williams IV. The story follows a group of twenty-somethings working at an obscure art house movie theater in Los Angeles. It is a dialogue-driven dramedy in the vein of "The Breakfast Club" and "Empire Records." The film is scheduled to shoot this winter.
Also this month, Julia will (finally) be shooting the newest film by Blue Seraph Productions, "Something Like Summer," in which she'll make a featured appearance as a flight attendant.
This month's sketch comedy shows with the Muffin Lovers include "That's What She Said" (Thursday July 7, 10pm, The Clubhouse) and "Not Too Shabby" (Thursday July 28, 10pm, UCB Inner Sanctum).
Julia is kicking off June with another guest appearance with the all-female sketch show, "Adam's Appleless Extravaganza!" at ioWest in Hollywood on Sunday, June 5 at 10:30pm. She also booked another industrial for Resound, Inc. and Lockheed Martin, which will be shooting at the end of the month.
Season 2 of "The Bright Sessions" has wrapped and the podcast has been nominated to two awards: Best Fiction Podcast by The Academy of Podcasts, and Best Entertainment Podcast at the Podcast Awards. The Podcast Awards is an audience award, and voting is open daily through June 12. Please click here to vote for "The Bright Sessions" every day!
This month, Julia will be shooting a few more days on season one of the web series "Galactic Galaxy," in which she plays the lead role of Pam Redcup. She will also be shooting the comedy feature film, "Wall of Flesh" as the supporting role of The Wife!
Next sketch show with the Muffin Lovers will be Saturday, May 14 at 7pm at The Clubhouse as part of a comedy variety show called, "You Kids Get Off My Lawn!"
Julia has been cast in the webseries, "Galactic Galaxy," a sci-fi comedy about a space werewolf who becomes The Chosen One and is forced to save the galaxy, of course! Written and directed by Anthony Ferrara, the project will be shot entirely on green screen then converted into animation similar to Rotoscope. Production begins this month and will continue into May.
Julia is filming the short film, "Five Ways to Say Goodbye," a dramedy about five siblings dealing with the death of their mother, directed by Kendra Cole, written and produced by Mark Wright, as part of the USC Stark Producing Program. Julia plays the supporting role of Bebe.
Also this month, Julia will be participating in the staged reading of the play, "Feathers & Teeth" by Charise Castro Smith at The BGB Studio as part of their Kilroy's Plays reading series on Saturday, April 30th, at 5:30pm. The reading is open to public with a $5 suggested donation, though not required.
Julia's next sketch comedy show appearance with the Muffin Lovers will be as part of the show "Where Eagles Dare" on Thursday, April 28th at 9pm at The Clubhouse.
This month, Julia booked a supporting role in the short student film, "Five Ways to Say Goodbye" and a day-player role in the independent feature film, "The Living."
Season 2 of "The Bright Sessions" is in full-swing, so get caught up if you haven't already! Episodes are released every Wednesdays on iTunes and Soundcloud. Visit the shiny new website for all the links, and consider donating to the podcast on Patreon.
Julia is also trying out new material with her sketch team Muffin Lovers at various shows around Los Angeles, including semi-weekly at Not Too Shabby (UCB Inner Sanctum on Sunset Blvd., Thursdays at 10pm), Boobie Trap Show (Wednesday, March 30th at 8pm) and Gangbusters (Friday, April 15th at 11pm).
"My Life Worked Out" - a comedy webseries about best friends exploring the LA gym scene - has released its first 5 episodes online. Julia has a small appearance in episode 2. Check it out on the website www.mylifeworkedout.com!
Julia has begin recording season 2 of "The Bright Sessions," scheduled to be released weekly in March. Some secrets will be revealed, so be sure to get caught up on season 1 first! Julia plays the lead role of Dr. Bright.
Also this month, Julia has joined the sketch team, Muffin Lovers! She will be joining them in performing sketch comedy around LA as often as possible, so check back regularly for show info.
Kicking off the New Year, Julia will be performing on stage in the all-female sketch comedy show, "Adam's Appleless Extravaganza" on Sunday, January 10th at 10pm at iO West in Hollywood. The show is directed and produced by Kersten Haile and Dana Lillie. Tickets are $5 at the door or available in advance here.
The short film, "Revenge of the Flower Gang" is now available to view in full on YouTube. Julia plays the co-lead role of Rose.
Also this month, Julia worked on an industrial for Bechtel and additional episodes of season one of "The Bright Sessions" are available on iTunes and SoundCloud.
Episodes 1-4 of "The Bright Sessions" are now available to listen to via iTunes and SoundCloud!
Julia will be attending a table read for the comedy feature film, "Wall of Flesh" on Tuesday, November 24 at 7pm at The Second City Hollywood. The project is still in pre-production and seeking crowd-funding support via IndieGoGo. Julia will be playing the role of The Wife.
This month, Julia shot a co-star role for the new comedy webseries, "My Life Worked Out." Details of when and how the series will be released to come.
The short film, "Revenge of the Flower Gang," will be screening on Sunday, October 25 at 8:30pm (doors at 7:30pm) at Pehrspace in Los Angeles. Julia plays the lead role of Rose.
Also this month, Julia is shooting an industrial for Lockheed Martin, and playing the lead role of Dr. Bright in the narrative podcast, "The Bright Sessions," which explores therapy for the strange and unusual.
After a month-long hiatus of traveling the UK and Ireland, Julia has returned to Los Angeles with a few of upcoming projects! First, she has been cast as Dr. Bright in the original podcast, "The Bright Sessions," written and directed by Lauren Harrington. We will be recording the first season in October. Second, she has been offered a small supporting role in the comedy feature film, "Wall of Flesh," written by Brian Sturges. This project is still in development and also stars a lot of talented comedic actors that Julia has previously worked with at The Second City. And last but not least, Julia will be shooting a featured role in the newest film by Blue Seraph Productions, "Something Like Summer," at the end of this month.
Julia was invited to participate in the 29th Instant Films, a 48-hour film festival, in which she starred in the short film "Mira," written by David Radcliff and directed by Nicholas Paul Ybarra. The film was awarded "Best Picture" (by a tie) following the screening which took place on Sunday, July 26th at Los Angeles Center Studios. The film can be viewed in full on the Instant Films Facebook page.
A new episode of "Just Us Guys" stars Julia as Elsie and can be viewed on YouTube.
Julia is in production for the short film, "Revenge of the Flower Gang," written and directed by Amanda Kang and produced by Ben Kadie.
Two new episodes of the webseries, "Just Us Guys," featuring Julia as Elsie have been released on YouTube - episode 39, "Elsie the Bully(ing)" and episode 41, "Birthday."
Julia has been cast in the short USC film, "Revenge of the Flower Gang." An IndieGoGo page for the production can be found here.
"JesusCat (or How I Accidentally Joined a Cult)" is finally available for rent or buy on Amazon Instant Video! Check it out here.
March 2015 This month, Julia is returning to production for the 2nd season of "Just Us Guys," in which she will appear in episode 39.