Oliver Julius

oliver was born in mülheim, germany in 1967.

while studying economics in germany and london, he made his first contact with the film & tv world by working as a camera assistant.
in 1992 oliver became a cameraman shooting documentaries, reports, image films and music videos, mainly for german and english tv stations.
he then moved into advertising as a dop, much preferring celluloid over video. 

once in advertising it didn’t take him long to realize that his real passion was for directing. in 2000 he directed his first commercial for kawasaki which won the bronze young directors award 2001 in cannes. he has been working as a director ever since.
given his fascination with people and their stories, it’s not really surprising that oliver loves shooting emotional, visually strong vignette films and stories with subtle humour.
his style is authentic and sensual, capturing that brief moment that says more than the moving pictures. to achieve this he casts extras and kids as much as actors and spends lots of time finding the right music to go with the mood of the film.
when he’s not filming oliver is into cars, cooking and photography.

oliver lives in germany and speaks german and english.

Oliver Julius

filmography

latest

nescafe
persil
henkel
telekom
schwarzkopf
vme
milupa
elmex
dylon
schwarzkopf
shop-apotheke
vita sprint
meridol
thermacare
bref
thermacare
remondis
bela children project
lutein
langnese cremissimo
bref
valio yoghurt
thermacare
remondis
bausch & lomb
mcdonald's (diverse)
felicita
vw bank
schwarzkopf
tchibo
mcfit
provinzial
haustier 112
widex

earlier work

alltours
almarai
alpina
aspirin
bdf
bronchicum
credit suisse
chrysler
dab
daihatsu
danone
deutsche bank
diakonie
diamant zucker
dodge
dorithricin
dr. best
dvr (verkehrsministerium)
ebly
eon
european patent office
fa
felicitas
haustier 112
hdi    
heineken
henkel
hohes c
honda
hexal
interrent
jeep  
johanniter
kawasaki    
leipzig olympia 2012
lenor
mc donalds - employment (2 films)
mc donalds - song kazan
mc fit (several films)
mastercard
meditonsin
mercedes benz
merz
metro group
microsoft
nasivin
neoangin
nivea
odol
orange
persil
postbank  
powerade
provinzial nord haus & wohnen
reinert
sat1
schwarzkopf color ultimate
sensodyne
siemens
sonax
sun direct
tarom
tchibo non food
techniker krankenkasse
tengelmann
thermacare
valio yoghurt
viessmann
volvo
vw bank
widex (2 films)
wilo
zdf   

Oliver Julius

awards

2001         
kawasaki 'experience'
young directors award cannes, bronze
adc, silver (tv)
adc, bronze (cinema)

kawasaki 'supersonic'
adc, gold (cinema)
adc, shortlist (sounddesign)

2002
kawasaki 'the road'
clio, silvercannes, shortlistadc, bronze

2003
chrysler 'suesses'
adc, bronze
hdi eurobest, shortlist

2004
jeep 'hochsitz'
adc, shortlist

2005
mercedes slk, 'shadow' 
cannes, shortlist

2007
metro group imagefilm
new york festival, shortlist
world media festival, gold

2008
metro group imagefilm
wirtschaftsfilmtage wien, silver

henkel imagefilm
wirtschaftsfilmtage wien, silver

johanniter imagefilm
world media festival, gold

Oliver Julius
Oliver Julius