Juliette Beavan’s multi-faceted career started with a casual visit and an unusual request… KILL HANNAH were on the final day of recording when she popped by the studio. All was a-flutter because their A&R man, John Rubeli, fatefully decided on the last day of recording that they needed female backing vocals on three songs. When Juliette arrived, they had exhausted their contacts, with no one being available at such short notice. Though he had never heard her sing, producer Sean Beavan asked if she would try a few “la-la-las”.
When Juliette started to sing, mouths dropped behind the glass. They wrote and recorded 3 songs, brought them to Sean’s long-time manager, Shannon O’Shea ,and 8mm was born.
Shannon immediately took the sensual trip-hop songs to her music supervisor contacts and they quickly became popular in licensing circles. The Los Angeles Times was at their first show ever and tastemaker Kevin Bronson gave them his coveted thumbs up. 80% of their catalog has since been licensed, they continue to be critically acclaimed, and are known as one of the best live shows in the business.
Due to the band’s credibility and popularity with other artists, Juliette started getting requests to cameo in independent films. To prepare for what seemed to be inevitable opportunities, she started acting training with Paul Kampf. Diving into acting with the same confidence and vigor as she did singing, Juliette made her acting debut in 2014 in indies, ‘June’ and ‘Death Valley’ and most notably recently appeared in Fox’s ‘Gotham’.
She also found she had a passion for production and directing…
She produced and starred in 2015’s ‘Everything In It’s Place’ and 2016’s ‘Lion Den’, which is collecting nominations at festivals across the U.S.
Her style as a director is empathetic and visionary. Most notably, she recently directed groundbreaking Jazzmetal band, SHINING’s video for ‘House Of Control’ and KATRINA LAW’s band, SOUNDBOARDFICTION
Drive Time with Juliette Beavan feat. John Flanagan Band
Score, Sound Design, Re-recording mixer
Director: Daryl Gilmore
Critically acclaimed 8mm frontwoman Juliette Beavan (Gotham, Pretty Little Liars, Underworld: Awakening) brings her haunting knack for suspense and vulnerability to this powerful psychological thriller. Daryl Gilmore (Lost, Battleship) weaves a provocative pace with tangible atmosphere and visceral performances from Beavan and co-star/writer Daniel Kennedy in this heart-thumping directorial debut. Composer and Sound Designer Sean Beavan (NINE INCH NAILS, MARILYN MANSON, GUNS N’ ROSES, SHINING) cunningly quickens goosebumps with his music and well-placed choice of chilling sounds. We are frozen as we watch, like flies on a wall, as secrets and lies unfold to reveal a blood-drenched heart.