Photo credit: Shudi Zheng

Justin is a Japanese-Chinese American born and raised in Marin County, California. He took an interest in filmmaking when he enrolled in his high school’s documentary film class. It allowed him to wander the city of San Francisco and immerse himself into the lives of a garbage-can drumming busker and an identity-conflicted cross-dresser. He graduated with a BA in Film and TV Production from Loyola Marymount University, where he received accolades for his student work. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California and has worked with many creatives and companies including Kamasi Washington, Bassem Youseef, Village Roadshow, Disney Interactive and Urban Decay. He believes filmmaking is a vessel that helps reveal truth and culture. Outside of work, he studies articles and podcasts from the American Society of Cinematographers, reads, shoots digital and film photographs, and enjoys cooking shows.