Filmmaker // Los Angeles ~ Beijing
Justin Perkinson is an award-winning American cinematographer and director. 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, French, and Mandarin Chinese. Justin's film work includes narrative and documentary feature films and shorts, music videos, and experimental projects.
Justin recently completed dual MFA coursework in both Cinematography and Directing at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College, where he graduated summa cum laude first in his class.
Justin is currently based in Los Angeles, after living 15 months in China, where he produced, directed, and shot a documentary web series on “Traditional Chinese Medicine in 21st-Century China”. The project, supported by a Fulbright Arts Grant from the U.S. Department of State, was filmed across the Middle Kindgom throughout 2014.