Julian Phelan Producer
Julian Phelan Producer
Award winning producer of scripted and unscripted.

Producer of factual:

JULIAN PHELAN frsa

HISTORY …

With over 30 documentary titles, broadcast in America, Europe and Asia, Julian Phelan is an established, socially conscious, award-winning, independent producer of factual stories from around the world. Some of the amazing locations:

  • EUROPE: ARMENIA, AZERBAIJAN, BERLIN, BOSNIA, GEORGIA, LONDON, POLAND, RUSSIA, TURKEY

  • AFRICA: EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, KENYA, NAMIBIA, NIGER, SUDAN, ZIMBABWE

  • AMERICA: the AMAZON, the BAHAMAS, BOSTON, MIAMI

  • ASIA: THAILAND, WEST PAPUA, PAKISTAN

  • the FAR EAST: CHINA, MYANMAR, TIBET

  • the ARCTIC: NUNAVUT, RESOLUTE BAY

  • the MIDDLE EAST: OMAN

AWARDS

WINNER: DIRECTORS CHOICE - ‘H FOR HUNGER’ - SANTA MONICA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL · NOMINATED: ‘USPOMENE 677’ – RAINDANCE

BROADCASTERS

ARTE · the DISCOVERY CHANNEL (USA) · the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL (USA) · RAI · TRAVEL CHANNEL (USA) · ZDF

working with …

RICHARD HARRIS · IMRAN KHAN · LIZA MINNELLI · JONATHAN PRYCE · HENRY ROLLINS · JOHN RHYS-DAVIES

Julian is also a charity fundraiser, digital content producer, event director (Film Festival/Music Festivals & Charity Fund Raisers), film-funder, production accountant and music producer. Julian engages with film students in the UK and overseas, via lectures, mentoring, work experience and production workshops leading to an invitation to participate in a UN WOMEN Panel ‘Women in Film,’ Bharia University, Islamabad), and nomination/acceptance of, a Fellowship of the Royal Society of the Arts.

EXPERIENCE …

SCRIPTED &

NON-SCRIPTED

ADVOCACY · COMMERCIAL-TV · DIGITAL · FEATURE-LENGTH · MOBILE · SHORTS

PARTNERS &

CLIENTS

  • NGO: AEGIS TRUST (the anti-genocide organisation), the PAKISTAN SOCIETY, the WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME, the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY TRUST

  • PRODUCTION: GOLDFINCH ENTERTAINMENT, HiT ENTERTAINMENT, OFF THE FENCE, ONSIGHT

  • GOVERNMENT: INNOVATEUK, GETSAFEONLINE (Barclays Bank, Cooperative bank, HSBC & Lloyd’s Bank)

  • BRAND: NETWORK RAIL, PERNOD RICARD, QUALCOMM, UNILEVER

Julian is currently producing ‘TWO WEEKS IN NOVEMBER’ a thriller/docudrama revealing the true story behind the resignation of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe. This production bringing up over $50m, in production budgets overseen, and $15m of factual content commissioned over ten years. 

SPORT …

NORTH POLE: Julian Phelan (bottom row second from right) after setting the World Record for ‘the most northerly game of rugby ever played.’

NORTH POLE: Julian Phelan (bottom row second from right) after setting the World Record for ‘the most northerly game of rugby ever played.’

Julian has played Rugby Union around the world, most notably: the ARCTIC, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, FIJI, NEW ZEALAND and SOUTH AFRICA. Captained club, school & BERKSHIRE COUNTY (youth level), represented both BERKSHIRE & BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (youth & senior level) · represented WASPS FC (youth & senior level - during their last championship season during the amateur era) · selected as 1stXV Captain in his freshman year at GREENWICH UNIVERSITY (becoming 1st XV senior coach & selected to join the ENGLAND STUDENTS coaching course) · Badges: Level 1 RFU Coaching / Level 1 RFU Refereeing.

CHARITY …

Since 2010 Julian has been collectively involved in raising over £500,000 for various charities including: The AEGIS TRUST, the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY TRUST, SHELTER, the WINDSOR HOMELESS PROJECT, the WOODEN SPOON SOCIETY & WAR CHILD.

KEY EVENTS

  • 2010: LONDON MARATHON (SHELTER)

  • 2012: LONDON MARATHON (KIDS COMPANY)

  • 2013: the WHITE ROSE BALL

  • 2014: PICO ANETO (summit of the highest peak in the Pyrenees)

  • 2016: NORTH POLE (GUINNESS WORLD RECORD)

  • 2018: PTSD Art Exhibition

In November 2018 Julian directed an exhibition of photography and art created by Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Curated by Army veteran Leo Stokes, the former Irish Guardsman who uses art and poetry to help deal with his PTSD. The event highlight was an inspirational Q&A with Terry Brazier who focused on becoming a double world champion MMA fighter.  The two former soldiers completed the event with an open Q&A session about the struggles they have had with their mental health.

UPCOMING EVENTs: WINDSOR BOXING GALA