I am a die-hard Los Angeles native (Valley Pride!) and with that, filmmaking is in my DNA, so to speak. I grew up with cameras all around me. My Dad was a documentary cameraman and Mom was a writer / producer for the news. So way before my first film job at age 12 lugging a heavy tripod in downtown Los Angeles, I've always felt a connection to finding realism and contrast in moving images.

In 1997, I commandeered my Dad's 16mm camera to shoot my first feature documentary, SONGS FOR CASSAVETES, using a quote from DIY filmmaker John Cassavetes as the backbone to my indie rock exploration. That spirit of capturing something 'real,' has since taken me all over the world creating content for Google, Red Bull, Budweiser, Albertsons, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Citi, American Express, Levis, Craftsman, Acuvue, Last Call with Carson Daly and Vivo cell. 

I love directing, shooting and editing 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