An independent video production company from Montreal, Canada, Beanduck was founded in 2012 by director Julian Stamboulieh and producer Beatrice Warner. Shortly after Beanduck’s inception, the company received great critical and creative acclaim with the digital series LARPs - now available on Amazon Prime. With the opening of its office in 2018 and with the help of actor & communications director Elizabeth Neale, Beanduck has established itself as the premiere studio for performer services in Montreal. One of such services is its self-tapes, which have earned the trust of both local and visiting actors, as well as talent and casting agents across the country.
Julian Stamboulieh began his media career as an actor and a freelance video editor in 2004 in Montreal. After receiving his BFA in Photography from Concordia University, and starting his company Beanduck Productions alongside producing partner Beatrice Warner, he soon found himself in his directorial debut. In 2013, Julian co-created and directed LARPs, with both seasons acquiring 10+ international awards and 4+ million views. He has gone on to direct and edit several short films, and his currently developing his first feature. Over the past several years, Julian has developed and taught several courses on filmmaking and photography at institutions such as L'Institut National de l’Image et du Son (L’inis), McGill, MainFilm, Geordie Theatre, and more.
Julian is such a wonderful teacher. He brings his joy of creation and his vast array of skills and knowledge across multiple roles in film and makes it understandable and approachable - a digestible process for anyone to follow in creating and seeing their own work through. Julian fostered the knowledge I already had and grew the knowledge I didn’t. Anyone wanting to learn more about indie film, or really any visual content creation, and how to actually see your own work through in a successful manner, this would be for you. Oh and, by the way, he’s a ton of fun!
I can’t say enough about Julian’s Adobe Premiere workshops. Learning how to edit from someone who truly knows editing made the experience that much more rewarding.
When I took Julian’s editing workshop, I knew NOTHING about editing or Adobe Premiere. And in the span of two days, I learned everything I needed to know to start editing on my own, and I haven’t stopped editing since then! Julian has a way of putting you at ease and making the learning process so much fun and easy to understand. You can feel his passion and love of the craft, and it makes you excited to start creating on your own. If you’ve always been curious about editing, this is the workshop you need!