Justin is a die-hard Los Angeles native and with that, filmmaking is in his DNA, so to speak. He grew up with cameras all around him. His Dad was a documentary cameraman and Mom was a writer / producer for the news. So, way before his first film job at age 12 lugging a heavy tripod in downtown Los Angeles, he's always felt a connection to finding the realism and contrast in moving images.
In 1997, Justin commandeered his Dad's 16mm camera to shoot his first feature documentary, SONGS FOR CASSAVETES, using a quote from DIY filmmaker John Cassavetes as the backbone to his indie rock exploration. That spirit of capturing something 'real,' has since taken him all over the world creating content for Google, Red Bull, Budweiser, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Citi, Squarespace, American Express, Levis, Craftsman, Acuvue, Last Call with Carson Daly and Vivo cell.
Justin loves directing and shooting with people who excel and are committed to the craft of filmmaking. There's nothing better than an awesome group of people coming together to make something special.
CONTACT: justin @ justinmitchell dot com