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Roxy Toporowych

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Roxy Toporowych is an award-winning writer/ director focused on telling authentic, slice of life stories, where everyday people do extraordinary things. Her work weaves colorful characters with world events, tackling themes of culture, family and community.
Her narrative feature debut, JULIA BLUE, a love story between an aspiring photojournalist and a soldier haunted by war, was produced internationally, while she was a Fulbright Scholar living in Kyiv, Ukraine. She won the Special Jury Prize for Best Director World Cinema at the Woodstock Film Festival and the Best Director Award at the Sonoma International Film Festival. In 2022, JULIA BLUE was named one of the top ten films about Ukraine by The Guardian UK.
Previously, Roxy directed the dance documentary feature, FOLK! (HotDocs/East SilverMarkets) and the comedy web series 2ND AND 9TH. She has produced on documentaries for HULU, HBO and Tribeca Enterprises, and draws on her documentary background for her fly-on-the-wall cinematic approach.

Roxy, a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, started her career in set decoration. Credits include: Captain America: Winter Soldier and West Side Story. She is an IFP Narrative Lab Directing Fellow, Women in Film grant recipient, the winner of the IFP/Gotham Award for Emerging Directors, and a current fellow in the AFI DWW+ Class of 2024.

Julia Blue | Official Trailer 2020 from roxy toporowych lorino on Vimeo.

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