Julia Retzlaff was born and raised in San Francisco and is currently a sophomore at Gateway high school. She worked with several youth media organizations in the Bay Area before joining BAVC’s Factory program. Julia loves to edit and direct movies, also occasionally writing music for her films, and hopes to turn filmmaking into a career. She enjoys movies, mosh pits, playing piano, and writing poetry and short fiction. Her aspirations include going to film school in New York and changing the way people think about the world around them.