Evoke Films

Documentary Storytelling

Undeniably Young

In Production - Evoke Films

Undeniably Young: Nora Young & the Six-Day Race is a short doc that introduces audiences to a towering pioneer in women's sports history: multi-sport champion Nora Young (1917 - 2016). The film recreates, through animation, archival materials, and interviews with Young herself, a nail-biting, history-making cycling race she was in at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens in 1936.

  • Director/Producer/Writer/Editor: Julia Morgan
  • Animation and Animation Design: Leyre Arroyo
  • Compositing: Ehsan Gharib
  • Music and Narration: Sarah Slean
  • Executive Producer: Ed Barreveld
  • Story Editor: Manfred Becker
  • Animation Consultant: Justin Stephenson

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the National Film Board of Canada Filmmakers Assistance Program, the Ontario Arts Council (an Ontario government agency), the Toronto Arts Council (funded by the City of Toronto), and our 400+ generous private donors.

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The Moment I Knew

In Pre-Production - Evoke Films

The Moment I Knew is about young people and their emotional experiences around the climate crisis we live in. This intimate and dynamic short doc will feature children, teens, and young adults around the world speaking about the moment they really understood, on a deep level, that this crisis would affect the rest of their lives.

GLOBAL CASTING CALL: Right now, we are running a global call for young people who would like to be part of this film, asking them to share their "moment I knew" story with us in a short video submission. See our Casting Call page to learn more.

  • Director/Producer: Julia Morgan
  • Producer, Executive Producer: Karen Hawes

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Originals Fund.

Winner, "Best Short Pitch," Forest City Film Festival 2019

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Available on iTunes, Amazon.ca, and Vimeo on Demand

Transfixed tells the story of a highly unconventional romance between John and Martine, who both live with Asperger's, as they navigate life, their wedding, and Martine's gender reassignment surgery. Released in 2016, Transfixed screened in Montreal, Toronto, New York City, and other cities, in cinemas and festivals around the world.

  • Producer: Julia Morgan
  • Producer/Director/Editor: Alon Kol
  • Writer/Story Editor: Chris Behnisch

"An engrossing and deeply felt documentary that proves, once again, that love conquers all." - The Los Angeles Times

"You may need to adjust your definition of 'normal' after seeing Transfixed." - The New York Times

Transfixed on Vimeo

Other Work

Documentary Directing / Producing / Writing / Research

Evoke Films' Julia Morgan frequently contributes producing, writing, production management, research, story editing, marketing, and grant writing work to other film projects.

Selected credits:

  • Associate Producer: Driving with Selvi (Eyesfull Inc.). Screened at 100+ festivals worldwide; IDFA Top 10 Audience Favourite; broadcast in the US, The Netherlands, Kenya, Peru, and elsewhere.
  • Recreation Coordinator: The Real Inglorious Bastards (Storyline Entertainment). Played at numerous festivals worldwide; Canadian Screen Award winner; aired in Africa, the Middle East, the EU, Canada, and New Zealand.
  • Researcher: Ghost BFF. Web series recently renewed for a second season.
  • Writing/Promotional Support: Last Harvest. Whistler FF, Planet in Focus, and others.
  • Marketing Support and Fundraising Trailer: Surviving Bokator (Cineboxx). Multiple festivals and screenings worldwide.

Photo: Elisa Paloschi/Driving with Selvi

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Evoke Films' Julia Morgan is a documentary director, writer, producer, and editor from Toronto, Canada. Her work focuses on stories with a distinct point of view and an emphasis on emotional truth. She is currently directing and producing the short docs Undeniably Young: Nora Young & the Six-Day Race and The Moment I Knew. In 2015 she was selected as a high-potential emerging producer for the DOC Institute Breakthrough program. She is also an alumni of the Yorkton Film Festival Mentorship Program, won the "Best Short Pitch" award at Forest City Film Festival in 2019, and was one of five Canadian teams selected to pitch at Co-Pro 13 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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