Justin Lutsky – Director/Editor
Justin Lutsky is an accomplished filmmaker, passionate about storytelling and the art of entertainment. An Orange County native, Lutsky graduated from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts summa cum laude in ’05 where he was mentored by acclaimed directors William Friedkin (French Connection, The Exorcist) and Carl Franklin (Devil in a Blue Dress, Out of Time). In 2007, Lutsky was hand selected by Steven Spielberg as one of the top 20 filmmakers from over 12,000 applicants to take part in Mark Burnett's new reality television show “On The Lot” airing on FOX. In 2009, he premiered his action-comedy short film at Paramount Pictures Studios, "The Action Hero's Guide to Saving Lives" starring Patrick Warburton (The Tick, Seinfeld, Men In Black, Rules of Engagement) and shortly thereafter found representation with managers at Heroes and Villains. His body of work has been recognized for its excellence and ambition by industry icons such as Rob Cohen, Brett Ratner, Carrie Fisher, Garry Marhsall and Jon Avnet and has screened in festivals around the world and for audiences at the Director’s Guild of America.
Most notable awards include the LA Comedy Shorts Fest Funny or Die Best-of-Fest award, the Houston WorldFest Special Jury award, the June Lockhart Special Achievement in Film award, and numerous festival Best Short Film and Director’s Choice awards for his action-comedies, Bon AppetitandThe Action Hero's Guide To Saving Lives.
Currently, Lutsky edits and post-supervisors for acclaimed director Rob Cohen (xXx, The Fast and the Furious) while developing the feature length version of The Action Hero's Guide To Saving Lives.