Born in Los Angeles, Justin grew up across the country in Louisville, Kentucky until he was 11, from there his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he lives presently.
Justin's creative interest sparked in early middle school where the magic of video games as an art form had him studying life as a future game designer. Realizing it wasn't everything he dreamed it was, Justin moved on to music. In high school he started a band and played several shows around Georgia as well as playing violin for his high school orchestra. Later on he took up studying advanced music theory and music technology to pursue composing and producing music. Another epiphany came when he felt the musician/composer lifestyle didn't suit him and he felt creatively constrained from telling the stories he wanted to tell.
While going through college Justin couldn't decide on a major that suited him, resulting in anxiety and depression. Through the process of lifting himself out of that struggle however, he came to the conclusion that film had a marriage of music and art and thematic resonance he felt suited him well. He began writing as soon as he graduated with a B.A. in Human Geography from the University of Georgia and is working to break ground in the industry today.
Now that that's out of the way, I am a writer/director interested in a lot of genre but my main interests lie in fantasy, surreal horror, and magic realism. I'm especially interested in writing complex characters of marginalized identity to further humanize and create empathy for.