From a very young age, Justin knew he was a filmmaker. He grew up watching his father produce and edit hit shows of the 80s and 90s and was immediately enamored by the magic of the movies. Growing up, Justin introduced film classes to his high school and experimented with video installations in his school gallery. He was also fascinated by advancements in technology. These interests would prove to be key in his career development. He further fulfilled his desire to acquire film knowledge at the prestigious University of Southern California where Justin graduated from The School of Cinema and Television.
in 2008, Justin used his creativity and understanding of technology to start a multi-media web development and online advertising company while studying at USC. He simultaneously opened a digital film studio producing advertisements for companies like Overstock.com and directing and producing commercials for companies online. It was then that Justin learned how persuasive commercials can be, as his videos increased the conversation rate of visitors to customers by 70%. After two and half years of being in the web space, Justin left the company he helped create to focus full time on Filmmaking and Commercial & Music Video production.
Justin has independently directed numerous commercials and music videos experimenting with creative storytelling, animation and advanced visual effects. He is a five time Telly Award Winner.
Justin’s passion is telling stories and making movies. He is now writing and producing feature films with his development/production company, Recursion Media, that he has started with Mark Mower. They are currently producing DELILAH DIRK and the TURKISH LIEUTENANT
with Disney, a live-action trilogy franchise and an animated mini-series based on Faith Erin Hicks' THE NAMELESS CITY with Frederator Studios
. Additionally, he has opened a VFX studio called Neon Robotic
with Nathan Sam.