Koehnen was recently awarded the prestigious Artist Initiative Grant to create a sequel to her film, Master Servant. She is currently in preproduction on the sequel entitled AWAKENING.
After getting her degree from LA’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Koehnen pursued her passion for filmmaking by writing, producing, acting, and directing in short films and had her full-length feature RAISING THE DEAD (a.k.a. DON’T TELL) successfully produced by Peer Oppenheimer Productions, starring Alison Eastwood. In 2017, Koehnen left a successful editing career in Los Angeles to pursue filmmaking and screenwriting full-time.
She is currently developing and writing the television series Summit Avenue, inspired by the Empire builder, James J. Hill, and has recently completed the short film Master Servant, inspired by her television series. Summit Avenue has already been awarded a grant from the Golden Valley Community Foundation.
Julie loves to dance and is currently learning the Balboa.