Julie Sokolow


Public bio

Julie Sokolow is an award-winning independent filmmaker based in Pittsburgh, PA. Her work has appeared at TIME and Huffington Post and in 2014, The New York Times profiled Sokolow and the documentary series she created: Healthy Artists. The series highlights the lives, talents, and struggles of uninsured artists in America. That same year, her documentary short Street Doctor went viral.

In 2015, Sokolow's first documentary feature, Aspie Seeks Love, won Best Documentary Feature Film at Cinequest Film Festival, Omaha Film Festival, and the Buffalo International Film Festival. The film chronicles the life of writer and artist David V. Matthews on his quest to find love after a late-in-life Asperger’s diagnosis. Sokolow produced, directed, and edited the film, in addition to composing songs for the soundtrack. The film has toured festivals around the world and gained acclaim in VICE, Filmmaker Magazine, and SALON. 

Sokolow is also a musician heralded by Pitchfork, Wire, and The Washington Post. At nineteen, she self-produced a lo-fi indie album Something About Violins that was released by Austin, Texas label, Western Vinyl. She has toured and performed around the country and composes the soundtracks to many of her own films.