We love animals. We love film. Let's bring them together.


Contributing Artists to Howlll Films

Julie Rooney

Founder, Cinematographer

Julie Rooney (she/her/hers) is a filmmaker with a lyrical, art-centered style and deep respect for the power of creative storytelling. After completing her MFA from The University of Colorado Boulder in film, she worked as a director, cameraperson, and video editor for the New York based performing arts production company Dancing Camera, and she now directs its office in Denver, her home town. She has created short films, music videos, sizzles, and trailers, filming around the world for organizations like The Guggenheim Museum, The Denver Art Museum, The Cunningham Foundation, and many more. Her experience with capturing dancers and other performers on film has prepared her for the unique challenges that working with live animals present.

From 2017 - 2020, Julie was the Director of Marketing for The Yard, a dance performance center in Martha's Vineyard. She helped The Yard to build a video-centered brand representation, and brings her experience with social media and marketing to Howlll Films. 

From her childhood VHS epics, to her graduate art films, to her commercial films made today, Julie's work has always woven animals into her films in every possible way. She's filmed deer in Japan, toured animal-themed work in film festivals, and presented a multi-year performance based on Audubon's "Birds of America" throughout the United States. 

Julie has two giant breed rescue dogs and a once-stray cat. She firmly believes in a positive-reward system of training, and with it, works with her Shepherd-mix for AKC Canine Good Citizenship Testing as well as Rally competitions. Julie is a lifelong lover of horses, rode hunter-jumper, and hopes to bring horsemanship back into her life. In the meantime, she incorporates horses into film projects at every opportunity. 

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Michael Clark

Composer, Musician

Mike Clark (he/him/his) is a songwriter and composer based in Denver with more than two decades of writing and recording history. His back catalog includes a handful of albums and EPs under the folk-rock moniker Newspaper Joe and releases under his own name. Clark's more recent work focuses on music for performance art and films. His rescue dog helps out by howling during recording sessions.

Nic Petry

Post Production

In addition to supporting Howlll Films, Nic Petry (he/him/his) is the Founder and Executive Director of Dancing Camera. He also dances for the NYC-based Bang Group, and has two adorable cats.


The Next Chapter

In 2021, Julie joined Think Lemonade Productions, and is partnering with them on exciting animal-related films. Please direct all inquires for future films to Think Lemonade!
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