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Justin Hackney

Starting out his professional life as an actor, Justin got to know Danny Boyle and worked closely with him on the set of 28 Days Later. This led to his first job behind the camera working on the documentary For No Good Reason about illustrator Ralph Steadman & featuring Johnny Depp. 

In 2015 Justin directed a short documentary Thick Skin that provided a compelling insight into the world of body suspension. 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 provided funding for another documentary project from Justin, resulting in his acclaimed film Show Girl which launched the BFI Film Festival of 2017

These films really kickstarted his career in advertising with commissions for Next, American Express & Andrex following quickly. Justin has become known for working with non-actors (adults & children alike) and getting insightful, emotional performances from them. 

Recent clients for TV and Online work include Jaguar, Next, Amazon, Andrex and Fairy Non-Bio.

Justin also has a real passion for creative technology. If it’s on the market he wants to own it. Everything from from bespoke Camera Rigs to 3D printers. From Drones, to Virtual Reality.  

Commissions for VR work have come from Shelter and Honda & Justin is currently working with Ministry of Sound on a VR dance project.