A graduate of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School with a Masters Degree in Scriptwriting, Julie Kalceff is the creator, writer, director and producer of web series Starting From Now. The series is one of Australia’s most successful online projects. It has amassed over 125 million views, been watched in 230 countries, and was screened on broadcast television in Australia.
In 2017, Julie was commissioned by the Australian Broadcast Corporation to write and direct First Day, a stand-alone television episode about a 12 year-old transgender girl starting high school. First Day won the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Award for Kids’ Programming and the Gender Equity Prize at the prestigious Prix Jeunesse International Children’s Television Festival. This success led to First Day being developed as a four-part children’s television series.Back to Speakers