Hey, I'm Justin!

Los Angeles, California

I am an independent filmmaker from Orlando, Florida. I graduated from Columbia College in Chicago and am living and working in Los Angeles, California. I work Art Department for Film and TV and am working on establishing myself as a Writer/Director on the side.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Hawks Ridge

Richmond Feature
Drama, Thriller

A grieving ex-pastor finds himself responsible for saving the life of the man that killed his wife.

82%

This project got the green light!

Who's Paisley? (An Expression of Love)

St. Louis Short
Drama, Music

In the midst of a manic episode, a young, eccentric songwriter must confront her conscience-stricken, veteran father.

80%

This project got the green light!

Forget-Me-Nots

Glens Falls Feature
Drama, Family

As a daughter recreates memories with her ill father, she learns valuable lessons about life, love, and how to cope with loss.

121%

This project got the green light!

Another Period in Time

Atlanta Series
Comedy, Drama

A free black woman from 1863 wakes up in 2018 ATL & meets an entitled millennial. Can she get home or learn to love avocado toast & selfies?

106%

This project got the green light!

The Last Day of School

Minneapolis Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Two boys and two futures, hanging in the balance between an act of kindness and a mother's misguided love.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Rehearsal

New York Short
Drama, Transmedia

After a scandal rocks her reputation, twenty-something actress Anne is poised for her comeback role in a buzzy NYC production of Miss Julie.

86%

This project got the green light!

Don't Ever Let Go

Los Angeles Short
Animation, Drama

Mia and her brother Alex find a powerful stone that thrusts them into different paths while bringing them closer then they've ever been.

95%

This project got the green light!

Funny Brown People

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Family

An immigrant working class Mexican-American family tries to make sense of each other and the world they’re assimilating into.

107%

This project got the green light!

Search History

Los Angeles Short
Comedy

In the search of her Korean family’s history, Grace sends her grandma’s DNA to 23+Me and unravels a huge family secret...a Japanese uncle!

104%

This project got the green light!

Help Wanted

Orange Short
Drama, Family

A directionless delinquent tests the relationship with her family when her fear of failure prevents her from taking her life seriously.

100%

This project got the green light!

Proud

San Jose Short
Drama, Shorts Program

An Asian American learns to become proud of her Korean heritage while trying to discover her identity as an American.

128%

This project got the green light!

Sister/Brother

Portland Feature
Comedy, Drama

Nora, a broke actress, and her younger brother Scotty drive from Portland to Seattle so she can attend a dinner hosted by her wealthy ex.

100%

This project got the green light!

I Don't Live Today

New York Feature
Drama, Experimental

On his last night in NYC, a struggling Black painter wanders the streets cutting off all ties he has to the morally hypocritical art world.

81%

This project got the green light!

RUNAROUND SUE

Natchitoches Feature
Drama, Music

RUNAROUND SUE is a small-town Southern bartender known for breaking hearts... until THE WANDERER comes to town.

103%

This project got the green light!

Disfluency

Commerce Charter Township Feature
Drama, Comedy

Jane spends the summer after college at her family's lake house where she continues to cope with PTSD after date rape.

124%

This project got the green light!

Itchy Fingers

Chicago Feature
Satire

An aspiring teenage comedian joins a community theatre and is cast to play a school shooter.

123%

This project got the green light!

THEY WHO SURROUND US

Los Angeles Feature
Drama

A farmer follows a voice deep into the woods enabling him to see his wife one last time.

187%

This project got the green light!

White Crow

Los Angeles Feature
Mystery, Thriller

A sickly young woman's life unravels when she receives a heart transplant and begins to take on her donor's personality traits.

89%

This project got the green light!

Kings of Lincoln County: The Brookstock Movie

Brookhaven Feature
Biography, Music

The amazing untold story of Mississippi musicians that spans fifty years

146%

This project got the green light!

American Totem

Chico Feature
Documentary

The modern gun debate is a distraction from the issues that need to be addressed. American Totem refocuses the national conversation.

100%

This project got the green light!

Hudson

Syracuse Feature
Comedy, Drama

Hudson is a dramedy about two distant cousins that take a trip in an old Volvo to scatter one of their late mother's ashes.

100%

This project got the green light!

Parkway of Broken Dreams

Las Vegas Feature
Documentary

In the 1990s, Las Vegas counterculture boomed along one road: Maryland Parkway. But by the end of the decade, the whole scene vanished.

90%

This project got the green light!

Birthright?!

Miami Feature
Documentary

A journey into the tropically surreal identities of Miami's favorite hyphenated American musical duo, Afrobeta.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Bachelorette Party

Orcas Feature
Comedy, Horror

Six girlfriends go to a remote island for a bachelorette party, where they go from fighting off bad hangovers to fighting for their lives.

127%

This project got the green light!

Inbetween Girl

Galveston Feature
Comedy, Teen

Angie's life becomes even more complicated when she begins an affair with a popular jock at her new private school.

115%

This project got the green light!

Oniphron

Portland Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A tale about a homeless immortal woman taken in by a Portlander.

85%

This project got the green light!

BABYDOLL

Austin Feature
Comedy, Drama

A failed musician and a stubborn teenager make a pact to drive across Texas to retrieve his stolen guitar and meet her long lost father.

104%

This project got the green light!

Thunderbolt In Mine Eye

Portland Feature
Drama, Teen

Two young neighbors embark on a first love relationship in which they struggle to remain kids amid the complexities of modern adolescence.

101%

This project got the green light!

Anatomy of Wings

Baltimore Feature
Documentary, Global Celebration

A young mentor from East Baltimore seeks to understand how ten teenage girls are feeling courage toward their circumstances.

111%

This project got the green light!

Brown Town

McAllen Feature
Musical, Romantic Comedy

A loner beat boxer finds family in her college's South Asian acapella team.

80%

This project got the green light!

Endless Light

Fairbanks Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Returning home, a bipolar woman attempts to decipher her brother's suicide through occult intervention with Alaska's wilderness.

101%

This project got the green light!

Between the Moon and You

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy, Drama

A young couple's sweet romance spirals into chaos as the two fall out of love and struggle to keep a grip on reality.

82%

This project got the green light!

Beyond the Shadows

Sedro-Woolley Feature
Horror, Comedy

A ghost hunter with his band of misfits explore the paranormal activity of massacred Native American spirits at the Chetco River Lodge.

83%

This project got the green light!

In the Shadow of the Valley

Klamath Falls Feature
Film-Noir, Thriller

When mysterious forces threaten the family and church of a rural pastor, he's forced to play detective to unravel a disturbing mystery.

133%

This project got the green light!

Jacob's Brother

Lake Charles Feature
Comedy, Drama

A comedian with bipolar disorder must learn to balance his ambitions with managing his condition or risk losing his family, career, & sanity

104%

This project got the green light!

Duncan

Austin Feature
Crime, Satire

A young black journalist & an angry alt-right militiaman team up to uncover a child trafficking ring hidden in a pizzeria's basement.

86%

This project got the green light!

Broker 2

Feature
Comedy, Thriller

A small-town serial killer moves from his usual hunting grounds to the Big Apple, where he finds it hard to adjust to city living.

84%

This project got the green light!

What She Said

Flint Hill Feature
Drama, Family

Sam's sure the best way to face her trauma is alone on her family's farm. Her brother's sure she's wrong. A Thanksgiving intervention movie.

82%

This project got the green light!

Karaoke Superstar

Middletown Short
Drama, Teen

A teenage fangirl gets the chance to meet her idol, an online karaoke cam star.

105%

This project got the green light!

Dom

New York Short
Drama

Two old friends reunite on the hottest day of summer.

101%

This project got the green light!

Before I Go

Seattle Short
Drama, Family

In "Before I Go," a father-daughter duo bake cupcakes and learn to navigate the rippling effects of mental illness.

108%

This project got the green light!

STUCK!

New York Series
Comedy

Three unlikely friends bond over their dreams (and failures) of stardom, and learn that it really is about the journey, not the destination.

80%

This project got the green light!

Ellipsis

New Orleans Short
Comedy, Drama

Each consumed with indecision, two women help each other find some sort of clarity in a brief chance meeting.

113%

This project got the green light!

Brown With Blue

Atlanta Short
Drama, Romance

A handyman & his girlfriend struggle with substance abuse to cope with their problems.

102%

This project got the green light!

Big Girl

New York Series
Comedy

A plus-size woman in NYC navigates our size-obsessed culture with cynical humor and unapologetic self-love.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Sympathy Card

Boston Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

When Emma’s cancer takes a turn, she presents her wife Josie a deathbed order: find someone new while Emma is still around to help.

85%

This project got the green light!

Passion & Progress

Lakeland Series
Documentary

When people of color set out an ambitious goal to reach their highest potential, only to be faced with societal barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

I Friggin Love you

Los Angeles Series
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Love can make you or break you.

91%

This project got the green light!

Outlandish

Atlanta Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Mockumentary-style series about finding yourself through your friends, relationships or Outlandish moments in life we all experience.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Vth Column

Los Angeles Series
Horror, Sci-Fi

Horror/Scifi series. Episode 1. A couple flees from a stranger, who refused to let them out of his car, after hitching a ride.

102%

This project got the green light!

Black Girl Training

Milwaukee Series
Comedy, Shorts Program

When a black transracial adoptee is meeting her biological family, there's only one way to prepare her; a black girl training.

106%

This project got the green light!

Pink

Los Angeles Series
Drama

As narcotics hit Washington DC hard in 1987, four young girls are forced to provide and protect as their parents lose to the drug game.

125%

This project got the green light!

The-Caroline-Peatree-Gibbs-Series

Greenville Series
Drama, Romance

Caroline, a strong-willed, selfish, Black femalepreneur, wants it all in business, love and life.

112%

This project got the green light!

Viktory

Chicago Series
Drama, Family

An orphaned girl struggles to find answers to the old adage, “what’s in a name”- is she one mother’s Viktory or another’s Victoria?

103%

This project got the green light!

Established

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Drama

After losing their car and savings, two lovers fight to build a life in LA while enduring the changes of an unstable industry.

87%

This project got the green light!

mor-ALe

Philadelphia Series
Comedy

After being arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, a maladjusted comedienne must serve out her penance as a volunteer community counselor.

100%

This project got the green light!

Blossom

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary

Transgender entertainer/activist Blossom C. Brown finds answers to her troubled past while aspiring a career in the entertainment industry.

80%

This project got the green light!

Greenwood Avenue: A Virtual Reality Experience

Los Angeles Series
Drama, History

Greenwood Avenue is a groundbreaking, emotional exploration into the lives of the African-Americans living in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921,during

116%

This project got the green light!

STiGMA

Atlanta Series
Drama

As Senator Ingram stares down an easy reelection, things become unstable when he is diagnosed with a mental illness.

113%

This project got the green light!

I Hear You

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Drama

In a world of “no sound” how will 5 college students; 3 Deaf and 2 Hearing learn to HEAR one another?

107%

This project got the green light!

Curls For Humanity

Chicago Series
Comedy, Other

After living a carefree lavish existence in Los Angeles, biracial sisters are forced to migrate to Chicago where they explore their racial i

96%

This project got the green light!

Season of the Witches

Luquillo Feature
Crime, Thriller

Three Americans "doing good" in post-hurricane Puerto Rico must decide what to do after killing a local playboy in a botched revenge scheme.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Countries We Love

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Foreign Film

Brazilian immigrants failing and succeeding on their American Dream journey

90%

This project got the green light!

Messy The Web Series

New York Series
Comedy, Romance

A web series about love, marriage, separation, kids, and dating all under one happy roof! I swear this will not make you cry!

100%

This project got the green light!

Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A cat who longs to explore the outside world transforms into a human and helps heal a broken family.

102%

This project got the green light!

Turn Out

San Francisco Feature
Crime, Drama

A homeless teen will stop at nothing to escape a criminal sex slavery ring, even if it means becoming the criminal herself.

84%

This project got the green light!

Made Public

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

A fast-paced, poignant comedy about a groom whose reservations about marriage go viral on the eve of his wedding. *2017 Emergence Winner*

87%

This project got the green light!

Dirt Pilot

Los Angeles Series
Crime, Drama

When a Native girl is found, another goes missing. While police are caught up in jurisdicition, it falls to her older sister to find her.

90%

This project got the green light!

Montana

New York Short
Drama, Mystery

Two psychologists with unconventional methods open a therapeutic school for troubled teens while struggling with their own traumatic past.

104%

This project got the green light!

F*ck Yes Series

Los Angeles Series
Romance, Comedy

F*ck Yes! is what affirmative consent sounds like. Sex made hotter. SoSFW (sort of Safe For Work.)

133%

This project got the green light!

The Music of Erich Zann

Cambridge Short
Fantasy, Horror

A modernized adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's short story about a musical savant holding off horrors from another realm.

80%

This project got the green light!

Hoops Africa

Chapel Hill Short
Sport, Documentary

The story of how NBA legends and young players alike are transcending continents and basketball courts with the spirit of Ubuntu.

110%

This project got the green light!

Headshots

Los Angeles Short
Action, Satire

When hitmen kidnap an aspiring actor, he must depend on the kindness of strangers who want him dead.

80%

This project got the green light!

Cross

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Film-Noir

A young Filipino backyard boxer enters a Mexican fight ring in the San Fernando Valley.

100%

This project got the green light!

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