Julian Atanassov
Julians path began at his dad's photo lab in the basement of their home, where he spent hours and hours washing, drying and cutting silver gelatine prints, helping out. Deeply connected to mountains, part of the local junior ski team.
After school he moved from city to city ending at Berlins Film Academy, the DFFB, where he shot his first feature film.
He has done several major projects ever since, working between California and Iran, taking home Sundance´s Grand Jury Price for his film YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVES, telling the story of a young woman sentenced to death.
His latest documentary explores the language of the sperm whales in the Caribbean sea.
Julian works in features, documentaries and commercials.
He lives with his family in Berlin.
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