Julianna Notten (She/They) is a Toronto-based, award-winning, queer filmmaker and co-founder of Switch Hitter Films. Currently she is developing both her first television series, Well That’s Just Super, with the support of the competitive CBC development fund, as well as her sophomore feature "And I Feel Fine" with funding from the Canadian Arts Council.
Their debut feature, "Erin's Guide To Kissing Girls" recently had its festival premiere playing in prestigious festivals, notably Mill Valley where it won the audience choice for best family film, LA Femme where it won best feature of the festival and Raindance London which earned it rave reviews.
The short of the same name has played in over 40 film festivals around the world, most notably Frameline42 which later picked it up for distribution. The feature was also chosen to take part in Inside Out’s prestigious Financing Forum in 2019.
Julianna is a graduate of the Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) Film program, where she received the Norman Jewison award and Natalie MacDonald Memorial award in her final year. Their thesis film, Earth To Avery premiered at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival in 2016. They've made it their mission to create stories with queer and gender diverse protagonists who break boundaries and challenge stereotypes.