Julia Panasenko is a Russian-born film director, producer and screenwriter. She has worked in film and television for over 20 years.
Panasenko was born in Moscow in 1972. She attended the Russian State University of Cinematography in Moscow, where she studied film directing and screenwriting. She graduated in 1996.
After graduation, Panasenko moved to St. Petersburg, where she worked for the St. Petersburg-based production company, Videofilm. She worked as a producer and director on a number of projects, including documentary films and television series.
In 2006, Panasenko moved to Los Angeles, where she wrote and directed her first feature-length film, "The Woman in the Window". The film was a success, and was nominated for several awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Since then, Panasenko has directed several films, including "The Last Train" (2008), "The Endless Summer" (2010), and "The Other Side" (2012). She has also produced and written a number of films, including "The Beautiful Game" (2011) and "The Last Christmas" (2013).
In addition to her work in film, Panasenko has also directed several television series and specials. She directed the television series "The Light of Day" (2008) and "The Sound of Silence" (2010), as well as the television special "The End of the World" (2012).
Panasenko is currently based in Los Angeles, where she continues to direct films, television series and specials. Her most recent film, "The Other Side of the Mountain," was released in 2018.
Throughout her career, Panasenko has been praised for her creative vision and ability to tell stories with a strong emotional impact. Her work has earned her numerous awards and nominations, including a nomination for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for "The Other Side of the Mountain."
Panasenko is a respected figure in the film industry, and is widely regarded as one of the most talented directors working today.