Julius Jefferson (they/he) is a Chicago-based filmmaker with a specialization in video editing and motion graphics. Their work includes editing award-winning feature film DA BIG ZIP, freelance editorial work for clients such as American Family Insurance (with TIME Magazine), ToyotaCars.com, and UChicago Arts.
As Video Editor & Producer for G/O Media, they produced and edited more than 700 videos across all G/O brands, such as The Onion, Deadspin, The Root, Kotaku, and Jalopnik. Julius played an integral role in establishing The Onion's TikTok account with 500K followers and 7.5M likes in its first year.
As a director of short films, their film "MY *****, WHITE JESUS" screened at the 6th Andromedia Film Festival in 2021. It was one of the selected finalists for the Jury Special Award.
In 2024, Julius has edited videos for The Onion, Definition Theatre, and Breakfast Worldwide. They have also finished their latest short film, "God Help Us," which played in Sweet Void Cinema's Shorts Film Festival.
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