SHOOT: Director Julia Pitch Signs with Los York
Multidisciplinary creative studio Los York welcomes director, DP and visual artist Julia Pitch to its roster of talented filmmakers. Pitch’s visual sensibility is heavily influenced by her love of painting and fine art, which she studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work juxtaposes beautiful, well-composed imagery with the raw emotion of deeply-intimate character studies, often challenging gender and cultural norms subtextually.
“I got into film because I love collaboration,” says Pitch. “I love assembling a crew and bringing a creative vision to life, from casting to production design to edit. More and more, we’re seeing brand films that reflect the people and the world around us – both the good, and the spaces where we need to grow and evolve. My approach has always been to find different angles to every story, challenging prevailing narratives by drawing on the emotion and humanity of each person I portray.”
Pitch has worked with renowned brands, including Coca-Cola, Nike, Disney, Walmart, Adidas, Nickelodeon, VANS, Benefit Cosmetics, and Daily Harvest. Her editorial clients include Vogue, LADYGUNN, Them, Refinery29, GQ, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. Pitch completed her first feature film as a DP, The Country Club, in Fall 2019.
In Nike x Sisterhood Fall 2020, Pitch flips the script on the brand’s notable athlete-driven anthems, demonstrating that Nike’s appeal goes beyond the world of athletics to play within the world of fashion and lifestyle. With a diverse cast of women, the film marries function and form with visual metaphors that underscore Nike’s functional and fashion appeal. Patron x The Real Ones blends emotionally-resonant, sincere storytelling with vibrant cinematography, inviting viewers to see love, family, and gender through the perspective of the lead character, who prefers her people like she prefers her tequila – straight-up and real. In For Our Veterans: Gender Nation, Pitch draws upon the deeply-felt, raw emotions of her subjects and sets them against beautifully composed imagery to tell the stories of U.S. veterans who identify as trans. Through a series of seamlessly-interwoven vignettes, she connects the universally human desires for love, connection, and acceptance through each individual’s unique story.
“Julia’s work is a thrilling combination of light, composition, and stunning visual imagery that evoke unvarnished emotions with real-life resonance,” says founder/ECD Seth Epstein. “Her voice and her work speak to our times, and Los York is proud to partner with her as she continues to elevate her craft.”
Pitch’s hire is the latest in a significant time of expansion for Los York. They premiered their new campaign for the Minnesota Twins on MLB Opening Day, and last week they debuted a dynamic new website redesign.