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Justin Hackney

Starting out his professional life as an actor, Justin got to know Danny Boyle and started shadowing him on set, leading to his first job behind the camera working on a documentary starring Johnny Depp.

In 2015 Justin directed a short documentary “Thick Skin” that provided an insight into the world of body suspension and the film won multiple awards including:

BFI Future Film Best Documentary

BFI Raw Best Film

Royal Television Society Best Documentary

Royal Television Society SKY Best Documentary

Short Sighted Awards Best Film

Following the critical success of the film, Channel 4 and the BFI funded more documentary projects from Justin, resulting with his most recent film “Show Girl” which launched the BFI Film Festival last year.

Justin has a real passion for creative technology. If it’s on the market he wants to own it. Everything from 3D printers to 360 Cameras. From Drones, to Virtual Reality. Justin gets his hands on it and finds ways to implement it into his work.

Recently, he created a 360 VR film for Shelter, which was filmed in 4 family homes and narrated by real people. It’s a good example of how he enjoys merging the world of new technology with his preferred documentary style of filmmaking. This project was premiered at the Ideal Home Exhibition and was a huge success.

Following this, Justin was commissioned to shoot a narrative-driven VR film for Honda. The film has garnered a huge amount of critical acclaim and is currently airing online and in all the Honda showrooms throughout Europe. Other recent clients include Jaguar, Next, and Amazon.