A New York City native now living in Los Angeles, Julie Sharbutt is a writer, director, actor, and member of Film Fatales LA. Last year she was selected to develop an original episodic program, COOL NEW TOWN, as an Artist in the inaugural OneFifty Digital Storytellers Initiative through Time Warner Inc, in partnership with Beech Hill Films. Her debut feature as a writer/director, MOVED, was funded via Kickstarter and distributed by The Orchard in 2015 (now available on Amazon and iTunes). She co-created and starred in the improvised feature comedy THE WEEKEND, distributed by FilmBuff in 2014. An alum of Vanderbilt University and NYU’s MFA Acting Program, Julie has performed all over the country in theater, film and television, written comedy shows seen all over New York City and Los Angeles, and is also longtime performer at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theaters. Julie volunteers regularly with Inner-City Arts in Downtown LA, and specializes in comedy writing with feminist, humanist and political themes. She loves hiking, animals and ghost stories.