Julian Farino is an acclaimed director and producer of Hollywood. He was also a reputed editor who has worked as the sports editor of The Guinness Book of Records. Julian was born and brought up in London, England, UK. He completed his graduation from the University of Cambridge in England. He started his career directing film documentaries at Granada TV in the UK. Julian made a series of experimental films about young classical instrumentalists, female impersonators, and children’s entertainers. They Call Us Nutters, and A Winter’s Tale were some of the film documentaries he worked on as a director. They Call Us Nutters portrayed the life in a psychotic’s ward of Ashworth Maximum Security Hospital.
A Winter Tale chronicled the story of existence and survival in the coldest occupied place on earth, Oymyakon in Russia. In the 1980’s, he also worked as a co-presenter on a children’s TV show, Record Breakers which used to air on BBC1. In the year 2000, he rose to fame with the documentary ‘7Up 2000’ which bagged several prestigious awards. This documentary portrays the life of 7-year old children living in the UK. After seven years, the same production released another documentary ‘14Up 2000’ which portrays how these children have changed after a span of seven long years. Since 1997, he has been working as a director and has directed several movies in the UK.
He also directed the famous TV mini-series, Our Mutual Friend (1999), which is inspired by the
Charles Dickens novel. Other than this TV mini-series, he also directed a Rom-Com serial, Bob and Rose (2001) and a film, Flesh, and Blood (2001). He started climbing stairs of success and henceforth never looked back. In 2004, Farino moved to the United States of America to work for the famous channel, HBO and directed most of the scenes of
Entourage, an American TV serial. Julian extended his stay in the USA to work on another series, Big Love and Rome and won four Emmy awards. Not only a director, but he has also been an executive producer of How to Make in America (2010).
Julian’s first directorial debut movie in the USA was ‘’
The Oranges’’ in the year 2010. This film was also screened at the Toronto Film Festival. In the year 2000, Julian married Branka Katić (a famous actress) and gave birth to two sons. They named their sons as Louis and Joe. To appreciate his work, he was given many awards and credits. BAFTA, Danny Thomas Producer of the Year award was given for his directorial skills and immense talent.
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Born and brought up in London, England, this man named, Julian Farino is a British film and television producer and director, who is best identified for being the sports editor of “The Guinness Book of World Records”. Also he is immensely appreciated for his job as a director of “Entourage” and for producing numerous movies in the United Kingdom. Another striking noteworthy detail on his impressive resume is that he is a graduate from Cambridge University.
The start of his career as a director was with the “Granada Television” in the UK, where he made an order of observational movies about drag queens, fresh traditional performers, boxers and much more. He was the director of 7Up 2000 in the year 2000 itself, which was the extension of the multi-award earning sequence, starring seven year old children from all over the country (UK). This project further extended to another one called, 14Up 2007. One of his movies which was a version of Charles Dicken’s, “Our Mutual Friend” won four BAFTA Awards, which included an award for the “Best Drama”. Another one of the series was “Bob and Rose”, which earned the award for the “Best Series” at The British Comedy Awards.
“Flesh and Blood” attained “Prix Europa” for “Best Film”. Further down the line, his career prospered even more when he had to go to the United States to direct the series, “Entourage”. He also worked on “Big Love and Rome”, receiving four Emmy Awards. In the year 2010, he directed his first feature film in the United States named, “The Oranges”, which starred
Hugh Laurie and
Leighton Meester. This movie was exhibited at the “Toronto Film Festival”. Also he was the administrative producer and director of the HBO TV show, “How to Make it in America” (for two series). Presently, Farino resides in Los Angeles with his beloved wife, BrankaKatic, who is an actress and their adorable two sons.