Yanyuwa/Marra woman Julia Moriarty is a screenwriter who works alongside some of Australia’s leading creatives, producers and networks in scripted television. Splitting her time between working on other people’s shows and developing her own, Julia is keen to push the boundaries and expectations around marginalised female-led stories.
Julia has an MFA in Screenwriting from the University of California Los Angeles (2019) and a First Class Honors in Creative Writing from the University of New South Wales (2016). In a past life, Julia travelled the globe swinging a tennis racquet and competed in 38 countries between 2008–2015 on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Tour.
Julia was a recipient of The Roberta Sykes and American Australian Association Scholarship (2017-19), and is a founding member of the LA Collective which seeks to create opportunities for Australian First Nation creatives pursing careers in Hollywood.
Julia participated in the 2021 Observership Program overseeing the boards of Hayes Theatre and Bus Stop Films. Julia has been involved in Moriarty Foundation since its inception and founded the JMF Scholarships & Pathways program.