Justin Perkinson is an award-winning American director, producer, and cinematographer. Raised in a multicultural family (Virginian and Jamaican), Justin is passionate about telling global stories in innovative ways. He has lived and shot movies in several countries around the world and speaks English, Spanish, Jamaican patois, and Mandarin Chinese. Justin's production credits include narrative and documentary feature films and shorts, television, branded content, and Virtual Reality projects.
Justin's work has been featured in American Cinematographer Magazine, screened at various festivals around the world, broadcasted on national television, and viewed millions of times online. Recent clients include VICE Media, United Nations Foundation, Maserati, Team USA Basketball, Samsung, GE, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Live Nation TV, History Channel, PBS, among others.
Justin holds a dual MFA degree in both Directing and Cinematography from UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College, where he graduated summa cum laude first in his class.
Justin is a recent Fulbright Arts Grantee to China, where he enjoyed a 15-month documentary film residency (2013-2014). Justin was also a finalist for the “Best Graduate Student Cinematography” prize from the American Society of Cinematographers (the Gordon Willis Student Heritage Award) for his innovation in 1st-person POV filmmaking.