Julia Dixon Eddy

Julia Dixon Eddy: Co-Producer / Writer / Editor

Educated at the Rhode Island School of Design, Julia Eddy began her career as a film editor at WGBH in 1981. Since then, her clients have included NOVA, American Experience, Christian Science Monitor Television, Lifetime, Discovery, History Channel, and many independent filmmakers in the Boston area, including Kat Tatlock.

In 1999, with Alice Bouvrie, Julia edited and co-wrote a film about Alaska’s famous dog-sled race, Iditarod: A Far Distant Place, narrated by Susan Sarandon. In 2002, she joined forces with the Johnson Group in Washington, DC and edited Call to Action – Pediatric AIDS in South Africa for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, winner of a 2003 Cine Golden Eagle Award. Continuing with the Johnson Group, in 2003, she completed the edit of Paper Clips, a moving feature documentary about 8th graders from a small town in Tennessee who struggled to understand the enormity of the Holocaust by collecting 6 million paperclips to honor Jews killed during that time. Winner of eight Audience Choice festival awards, followed by a MIRAMAX theatrical release in 2004-2005, and a DVD release through Blockbuster and Netflix in 2006, Paper Clips also was named one of the Five Best Documentaries of 2006 honored by the National Board of Review. A follow-up film is now being made that tells the story of the film’s impact on children’s activism worldwide.

In May 2007, as co-producer/editor, Julia completed Cameron’s Arc: Creating a Full Life for the Lord Foundation. Currently in distribution by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Cameron’s Arc was designed to train healthcare professionals on how to provide palliative end-of-life, and hospice care to children and their families. In 2008, the program won a Freddie Award in the category of “medical/coping,” and the International Health and Medical Media Award in the category of “programs dealing with coping issues.” It has become a training centerpiece for treating children’s palliative care at Harvard Medical School and other medical schools throughout the United States.

Other awards include 2001 Cine Golden Eagle for Vietnam – A Soldier’s Story: Women at War, 1992 Cine Golden Eagle for Childhood: A Journey, 1991 Unity Award for John Gatto: A Teacher of Life, 1988 George Foster Peabody Award for Lotus in Japan, MacNeil-Lehrer. Additional awards include Corporation for Public Broadcasting Award, National Emmy Award, and New England Emmy Award.