Julian Hand is an experimental filmmaker occupied with the portrayal of liminal zones: places overlooked, abandoned or forgotten. He has a Masters in Moving Image and Sound from Norwich University of the Arts and a BA (Hons) in Graphic design from Camberwell College of the Arts (UAL).
Using analogue film for its aesthetic and expressive possibilities, he works in a hybrid fashion, combining photo-chemical film and digital techniques. His process is a marriage between analogue and digital technologies. Through observation, the use of framing, editing and sound he aspires to describe the visceral sense of a place more than its function.
His practice explores varied themes such as industrial decay, landscapes and places of abandon, forgotten structures, omnipresent neon poetry, holographic transmission, shifting reality and the exploration of the micro and macro universe.
His work has been screened and performed at music & film festivals and galleries in the UK and internationally. Films have been screened at among others; Raindance Film Festival, The London Short Film Festival, Tate Modern Turbine Hall Festival, London International Documentary Film Festival, Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, US, Romapoesia, Poetry Film Festival, Italy.
He has also tutored workshops in S8mm filmmaking and light show production for various organisations including Raindance Film Festival.