Justin’s background as one of Australia’s best theatrical designers informs his strong visual storytelling as a director.
His VCA graduating short, BLUE TONGUE, was screened in over 13 international films festivals including International Critic’s Week at the Cannes Film Festival, New York Film Festival and won Best Short at Melbourne International Film Festival.
Justin’s first feature film SNOWTOWN premiered at Adelaide Film Festival in 2011, winning the Audience Award. Justin was awarded Best Director at the AACTA Awards and the film screened at numerous international festivals including Toronto in 2011 and International Critics Week Cannes in 2012, where it was awarded Special Distinction of the President.
Justin’s other films include an adaptation he directed, BONER McPHARLIN’S MOLL which forms part of a feature film comprising the adaptations of all short stories in Tim Winton’s novel, THE TURNING; MACBETH starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard for See-Saw Films which premiered In Competition at Cannes Film Festival in 2015; ASSASSINS CREED based on the video game franchise, produced by New Regency for 20th Century Fox starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, released in 2016; an adaptation of Peter Carey’s novel THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG produced by Daybreak Pictures and Porchlight Films, starring George McKay, Russell Crowe and Essie Davis which premiered in Gala Section Toronto International Film Festival in 2019 and NITRAM starring Caleb Landry Jones, Judy Davis, Anthony LaPaglia and Essie Davis which had its World Premiere in 2021 at Cannes Film Festival screening In Competition (Caleb Landry Jones won Best Actor).