Creative Briefs #044: Julie Sokolow

Our hosts interview post-suburban indie filmmaker, musician, & health care advocate, Julie Sokolow. Recorded on 2/9/14.

Julie’s Links:
Healthy Artists

Julie’s Work & Things We Mentioned:

  • Julie Sokolow is a musician, independent filmmaker, and healthcare advocate. Check her out at and
  • 40 Under 40: 2013 - Pittsburgh Magazine - November 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Shane Carruth - Writer & Director
  • Primer Trailer - YouTube
  • Comic Books and Hip Hop History: Ed Piskor  - Video - - Directed by Julie Sokolow
  • Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum - exclusive video tour - Boing Boing - Film directed, edited, and scored by Julie Sokolow.
  • Working for Change in Higher Education: The Abysmal State of Adjunct Teacher Pay
  • Faces of MLK Day 2014 from Julie Sokolow
  • How Smartphones Are Making it Easier to Fight Injustice | Change Health on GOOD - by Julie Sokolow
  • Jim Rugg makes comics, books, drawings, illustrations, and designs. Check him out at
  • The Sprout Fund supports innovative ideas that are catalyzing change in Pittsburgh - making our community a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family.
  • Ghost World Trailer - YouTube
  • Teaser for documentary "Aspie Seeks Love" - Boing Boing
  • Healthy Artist poster by Mundania Horvath. See all 21 posters at
  • Healthy Artists poster by Jim Rugg. See all 21 posters at
  • Healthy Artists poster by Andy Scott. See all 21 posters at
  • China Horrell is an artist at Specter Studios who paints and customizes delightfully horrific masks and props. In this video portrait, China shows us a gruesome, mounted Tickle Me Elmo, paints a mask before our very eyes, and tells us a personal story that illustrates the dire need for health care reform.
  • The Intuition Artist - Meet Gabe Felice, a painter living in Pittsburgh, PA.  We follow Gabe as he installs his solo art show at Future Tenant Gallery and relates a harrowing story about being an uninsured artist in America.
  • Everything Will Probably Be Fine. In this documentary short, we follow Jenn Gooch, from her folk-musical upbringing in Texas to her pursuit ...
  • Ken Bolden is an actor, scholar of 17th and 18th century literature, and teaching artist at the University of Pittsburgh.  In this video portrait, Ken graciously delivers a monologue from the Merchant of Venice, tells us how he got into acting, and discusses why he stands for universal health care.
  • American Artist. By Julie Sokolow  Third Prize winner at Disposable Film Festival Health 2012 twitter: @DF...
  • Jon Stewart will save us! The future of healthcare may rest with “The Daily Show” - by Julie Sokolow
  • John Cassavetes - Actor & Director
  • Vote for a Healthy Democracy!
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By aigapittsburgh
Published February 12, 2014