With a successful 20 year career in the filmmaking industry, Julie Rubio is passionate about educating a new, young generation of storytellers. 

These days, a portfolio of work is required for most university film school admissions departments and Media Industry jobs. The question is where to begin?  

"My goal is to establish a safe and open environment to discuss issues relating to the filmmaking process and begin the hands-on process of making a body of work.  I strongly feel mentoring is a crucial part of my mission, and that it is incumbent upon us to ensure that new generations of youth in the film, television, and new media business are able to take advantage of the experiences of those who have gone before them.

From middle school to high school, it is never too early or too late to explore the world of filmmaking.  In addition, I would like my clients to understand that within their creative process, there is no idea that is too small or too big to explore. Whether it is a personal, extracurricular project, or a serious path to a renowned filmmaking university, I have successfully mentored talented aspiring artists for years and truly look forward to working with you."  

Areas of Filmmaking to explore




Shot List 

Blocking Shots

Working with Actors



Developing an Idea

Writing a Treatment

Screenwriting Conventions


Hiring and Managing a Crew



Deal Making

Contracts, Permits, and Licensing

For inquiries on filmmaking mentorships and costs, please contact Julie at 


(925) 202-4890


As an independent filmmaker, Julie is able to achieve her goals through her persistence and resourcefulness. Her passion for her work is contagious, and her compassion for family and friends is unparalleled.
— Rachel Gamson, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Julie Rubio is an incredibly helpful and inspiring woman. She taught with patience and demonstrated with proficiency. Without my internship with her, I would not have gotten into the college of my dreams and I would struggle to find opportunities in the film industry. I am forever indebted to her for lifting me up when I was so inexperienced and giving me the opportunity to thrive.
— Evelyn Hofmeister, LMU School of Film and Television
Watching Julie work was like a masterclass into not only the film production process but also professionalism in general. Julie is always considering the most imaginative ways to problem solve by coming up with innovative ideas and solutions.
— Jack Niehaus, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
During the developmental stages of making my film, Julie accounted for many of my misconceptions that would have brought down the quality of my short film. Julie’s investment in the projects she takes on truly makes her stand out.
— Drew Jasper, student