Elisa Amoruso and Julian Jarrold
The Good Mothers the new Disney+ Original Series based on the homonymous bestseller by journalist Alex Perry directed by Julian Jarrold and Elisa Amoruso.
Julian Jarrold has directed some of the most successful and prominent British television drama series and films to date including Becoming Jane with Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy and Maggie smith, Brideshead Revisited starring Emma Thompson and Kinky Boots with Joel Edgerton and Chewital Ejiofor and A Royal Night Out with Bel Powley and Rupert Everett.
For television he directed Red Riding: The year of our Lord 1974 which starred Andrew Garfield and premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, the sensational and BAFTA winning Appropriate Adult starring Dominic West, and the BAFTA winning Hitchcock and Tippi Hendren biopic single film The Girl starring Sienna Miller which was nominated for three Golden Globes and six Emmy’s. He also won the Royal Television Society directing award for the Agatha Christie adaptation Witness For The Prosecution.
More recently he has directed four episodes over two seasons of the acclaimed Peter Morgan series The Crown for Netflix and later Electric Dreams, a Philip K Dick SF anthology series for Channel 4 and Amazon. This was followed by This Englandfor Sky, which followed the first months of Boris Johnson’s premiership as he grappled with the pandemic and starred Kenneth Branagh in the lead.
Julian has just completed directing the opening three episodes of The Good Mothers for House Productions, Wildside and Disney +. He Executive Produced the six parter which is written by BAFTA Award-winning Stephen Butchard (Baghdad Central), and based on the gripping book by Foreign Press Association award-winning journalist Alex Perry. It will enjoy its world premiere at the Berlinale next month.
2002 – Graduated in “Performing Arts” with grade 110 cum laude at the Humanities Faculty of Rome’s La Sapienza University.
2004 – Diploma in “Advanced Screenwriting”, (course held by Muller and Bellocchio).
2005 – 2007 Diploma in “Screenwriting” from the “Italian National Film School/Centro Sperimentale”.
2007-2008 Diploma in “Reportages and Photojournalism” from the Graffiti School of Photography.
2010 – Selected with a project among the 25 participants of the MFI international screenwriting and production workshop (promoted by MEDIA and the GREEK FILM CENTER).
September 2010 – Selected for the “A Sunday in the Country” workshop of the European Film Academy (a network of European screenwriters, directors and producers).
February-June 2011: Master of School Film Directing Focal Ekran (MEDIA).
Artistic director of the International Short Film Festival “La Cittadella del Corto”, 17th edition.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, with TOEFL certification (Test of English as a Foreign language), score 98/120.
2022 – “The Good Mothers”, 3 episodes, produced by House Productions, Wildside, Disney Plus, selected in competition for the Berlinale Series Award.
2021 – “Time Is Up 2”, English language feature film for theatre release, Lotus Film, 01 DISTRIBUTION, in post-production. Starring Bella Thorne and Benjamin Mascolo (Amazon Prime)
2020 – “Time Is Up” English-language feature film for theatre release, Lotus Film, 01 DISTRIBUTION, in post-production. Starring Bella Thorne and Benjamin Mascolo (Amazon Prime).
2018 – “Sirley”, feature film for theatre release, Bibi Film, selected at the Rome Film Festival, winner of the APHRODITE AWARD for best debut work, released in theatres on 3 June 2020, BIM DISTRIBUTION. Starring Micaela Ramazzotti and Giampaolo Morelli.
2018- “Chiara Ferragni: Unposted”, documentary film for theatre release, presented at the ‘Sconfini’ section of the Venice Film Festival.
2018 – “Bellissime” documentary for theatrical distribution, Fandango and Tim Vision, in post-production.
2018 – “Palma Bucarelli”, documentary for Italian public TV (Rai3), part of the series Illuminate, primetime, Anele, in production.
2015 – “Strange Strangers”, documentary film (70 minutes) produced by Matrioska Film, Rai Cinema and MIBACT, Rome Film Festival 2016, winner of the 2017 Aphrodite Award.
2013 – “Off Road”, documentary film (70 min.) Fandango Distribution, Special Mention at 2013 Rome Film Festival, candidate for the 2014 Silver Ribbon Awards, winner of the Divergenti Festival in Bologna, the Gay Village Award, the Cinemavvenire Award, and many other prizes.
2013 – Trenitalia-FS — Commercials for Italian Railways, produced by FILMASTER.
2013 – CDP – commercials for Cassa Depositi e Prestiti investment bank, produced by FILMASTER.
2013 – “Liliana Cavani – A Portrait”, documentary, (6 min.), produced by FILMASTER for the 2013 Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto.
2012 – “I Didn’t Say Goodbye”, short film (8 min.), produced with the Ekran workshop, Wajda Film School.
2012 – “The Station”, short film (10 min.), produced with the Ekran workshop, Wajda Film School.
2010 – “Solo un gioco”, short film, 35 mm, screenplay winner of the Cortolazio competition, presented at La Cittadella del Corto Festival in Trevignano Romano (‘Best Italian Short Film’, ‘Best Photography’, ‘Best Leading Actresses’)
2020 – “Time Is Up” English-language feature film for theatre release, Lotus Film, 01 DISTRIBUTION, in post-production. Starring Bella Thorne and Benjamin Mascolo.
2019- “Fidelity”, TV series for Netflix, 6 episodes of 50 minutes, author of the series bible and of the screenplay for three episodes.
2018 – “Sirley”, feature film for theatre release, Bibi Film, selected at the Rome Film Festival, winner of the Aphrodite Award for best debut work, released in theatres on 3 June 2020, BIM DISTRIBUTION. Starring Micaela Ramazzotti and Giampaolo Morelli.
2018- TV series “Mammazzo”, Lotus Productions (in production)
2017- “Rosa”, screenplay, film directed by Katja Colja, produced by Minimum Fax Media (in post-production).
2015 – “Chlorine”, in competition at the Sundance Film Festival and in the Generation Section of the Berlinale, screenplay, film directed by Lamberto Sanfelice, produced by Asmara Film (run by Ginevra Elkan) and distributed by Good Films (run by Francesco Melzi D’Eril).
2014 – “The Ice Forest”, story and screenplay, film directed by Claudio Noce, produced by Ascent Film and Rai Cinema, in competition at the 2014 Rome Film Festival.
2013 – “A Liberal Passion”, directed by Marco Ponti, author of the story, produced by Bianca Film.
2012 – “Altra musica”, short film (Rai Cinema screenplay workshop) directed by Claudio Noce, in competition at the 2012 Rome Film Festival.
2012 – “Cargo”, short film directed by Carlo Sironi, in competition at the 2012 Venice Film Festival.
2012 – “Il Mistero di La Tour”, story and screenplay, short film directed by Claudio Noce, produced by Filmaster.
2009 – “Good Morning Aman!”, screenwriter, film directed by Claudio Noce in competition at the Critic’s Week of the Venice Film Festival (Best Film at the Lisbon Film Festival, nominated at the 2010 Donatello and Silver Ribbon awards).
2008 – “All Human Rights for All” (segments “Art. 21” and “Art. 5”), screenwriter, anthology film.
2007 – “Adil and Yusuf”, story and screenplay, short film directed by Claudio Noce, in competition at the Venice Film Festival (among the five nominees for the 2008 Davide Awards).
2007 – “Col Sangue agli Occhi”, subject and screenplay, short film directed by Lorenzo Sportiello.
2007 – “Lo Stato di Natura”, subject and screenplay, short film directed by Marco Mangiarotti.
2005 – “Aria”, subject and screenplay, film directed by Claudio Noce, winner of the 2005 David and Silver Ribbon Awards and of several other prizes.
2004 – “L’Ordine Provvisorio”, subject and screenplay, film directed by Valerio Mieli (Arcipelago 2007, CSC)
2003 – “Average Down”, subject and screenplay, short film directed by Marco Mangiarotti (CSC).
2003 – Co-author of “Sembra facile attraversare la strada”, documentary film directed by Valerio Mieli (Special mention at ‘L’anello debole 2006’, Comunità di Capodarco).
2002 – “Sono Alice”, subject and screenplay, film directed by Peter Marcias, an episode of the film “Bambini” produced by Gianluca Arcopinto.