Julia Moriarty is a graduate of the University of New South Wales, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in English and a First Class Honours in Creative Writing. She also has an MFA in Screenwriting from the University of California, Los Angeles. Most recently, she wrote for the upcoming series Population 11 for Jungle Entertainment and Stan. Julia is currently developing a number of original projects, including The Mundi Girls which is a 1950s-set mystery partly inspired by her own family’s experience with the Stolen Generation and conversations with women from the Cootamundra Girls Home, a training institution for Aboriginal girls who had been removed from their families under the Aborigines Protection Act 1909-1969.
Julia is currently writing an episode of the third season of the AACTA-award winning drama series Total Control for Blackfella Films, stepping up from the second season where she served as script coordinator and trainee editor. She also wrote on the children’s television series Barrumbi Kids for Ambience Entertainment, released on NITV in 2022. Julia is writing an episode for an upcoming drama series for Roadshow/Rough Diamond and has worked with a number of production companies including Easy Tiger, Matchbox, Fremantle, Jungle and Made Up Stories.
Prior to becoming a writer, Julia was a former pro tennis player and was WTA ranked in both singles and doubles, and competed in 38 countries between 2008-2015 on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Tour.