Filmmaker Justin Warren, an Arkansas-native, got his start editing short documentaries for Oscar Winner, Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet From Stardom, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?) and hustling on shoots with Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder. After graduating from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with his M.F.A., Justin produced and directed his first narrative feature film, THEN THERE WAS JOE in 2018, debuting at the Downtown Independent in LosAngeles. Shortly after, Justin co-wrote and edited a psychological-thriller, DRIVER 113, which debuted at the Pasadena International Film Festival in 2021.
An avid international traveler, Justin journeyed to Malawi, Africa, where he produced and directed “Heart of Africa”, a short-documentary shining a light on human compassion in the midst of extreme poverty and conflict. It was in Malawi where Justin cemented his passion for fighting for equality through media.
A finalist at Sundance, Universal, and Final Draft competitions, Justin has gained recognition for his bold screenwriting and was hailed by Franklin Leonard’s Blacklist as an “unhinged visionary.” In addition to gearing up for his next feature film project, Justin currently leads the editorial department at Hush Harbor Media, battling misinformation and amplifying social justice issues. He lives in Southern California with his wife and dog.