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Overview (2)

Born in Bradford, England, UK
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Julian started making 8mm and Super 8 movies at the age of ten, with a camera given to him by his father. One of these early films gained recognition at the Canadian Amateur Film Festival. While still creating films, Julian pursued his musical career as a drummer in a Canadian rock band. He then chose to spend the majority of his time pursing his career in the Film & TV industry by learning the art of Steadicam, from the Academy Award winning inventor, Garrett Brown in 1979. Julian was chosen to tour alongside Pope John Paul II in 1984 for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a cherished honor. Julian became a recognized Steadicam master in 1988, which was followed by many films where Julian was both the A Camera operator and Steadicam operator. His standout style and knowledge of story telling brought him his first directing opportunity with the CBS TV Series, Nash Bridges, starring Don Johnson and Cheech Marin.

Julian's diverse talents as Director, Cinematographer, Steadicam Operator, Camera operator, Writer & Editor have successfully contributed to his innovative style in Film, television & Music Video Production. Julian has spent the past 35 years in the entertainment business and holds such accomplishments as Director for the TV series, "Nash Bridges", "The Strip", starring Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints) and "The District", starring Craig T. Nelson (Poltergeist), as well, Director of the Lifetime TV movie, "A Mother's Testimony", starring Kate Jackson (Charlie's Angels) and the short film, "Heartburn", starring Dennis Haysbert (The Unit).

Julian has directed Music Videos of all genres including, the critically acclaimed 'City of Dreams: Artists for Tennessee Flood Relief' written by 2010 CCMA artist of the year, Victoria Banks, "Live Forever" by Billy Joe Shaver, which was nominated for a CMT video award, as well, Country artist Chad Lee, Craig Hand of the Band, Bush Hawg, Gospel/Hip Hop artist David Prince, Rock/Blues Artist Jeffrey James, Outlaw Country Artist Wes Hayden, The Jeffersons; Lisa Brokop & Paul Jefferson, Pop artist, Rachel Farris, Latino artist, Rigo Sanchez, Country artist Taria, Folk artist, Taylor Pie of the (Pozo Seco Singers), "Wal-Mart Girls" by Danny Greigo, John Stallings, "Redneck in all of Us" by Kaleb McIntire and a variety more.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: lc

Trivia (8)

Member of Canadian Society of Cinematographers
Member of Directors Guild of America
Member of Directors Guild of Canada
Member of Steadicam Operators Association
Country Music Television, Billy Joe Shaver (music video) with Big and Rich, "Live Forever", Directed by Rick Shroder, Cinematographer, Julian Chojnacki, was nominated in two categories for the CMT Music Video Awards for 2006.
Julian Chojnacki was chosen to tour alongside Pope John Paul II in 1984 for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation(CBC).
Los Angeles, CA, USA Filmmaker, Director, Cinematographer [January 1999]
Nashville, TN, USA Music Video Director, Filmmaker, Cinematographer [October 2009]

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