Daniel Julien

Daniel Julien was born in France, where he first began producing independent films. He moved to the United States in 1980 where he continued his activities, working in television and on various documentaries in the San Francisco Bay Area.




Swift Productions 2006-Present

  • Writer/Director, Patrick’s Dilemna
    Documentary exploring cultural differences between San Franciscans and Parisians.
  • Writer/Director, The Secrets of Medea
    Narrative feature adapted from Malika Madi’s novel about the Algerian civil war of the 90’s.
  • Writer/Director, Miya of the Quiet Strength
    Documentary about the life of Miya Rodolfo-Sioson, the lone survivor of the University of Iowa shootings of November 1, 1991.
  • Writer/ Director, Torchdance
    Narrative short, parody of the cult movie Flashdance.

1985 – 2005

  • Director, 30 minute episodes of The Candid Camera (Allen Funt Productions).
  • Co-writer, Valley of the Shadow
    About the experience of Vietnam Veteran Terry Sako (Holy Terra Productions).
  • Co-writer, Alan Parker Artist
    About the work and life of a remarkable American artist (Hugo Bianchini Productions).
  • Co-director, The Other Bridge
    The story of the Oakland Bay Bridge, the people who built it, and the ones who maintain it (Michaelson Productions).
  • Writer/Director, Mohamed
    About the assassination of an Algerian worker in the Versailles police station (Acet Productions).



M.A. Russian Film, (University of Vincennes, Paris, France)

B.A. Russian Studies, (University of Nanterre, Paris, France)

B.A. French Literature, (University of Rouen, France)

Graduate of the CLCF (Conservatoire Libre du Cinema Francais), Paris, France.



San Francisco Film Society Member

Film Arts Foundation Member (1985- Until it closed)

Winner of several awards for documentary, Miya of the Quiet Strength.