Justin Wu, born and raised in Canada, is a 32 year old director and photographer based in Los Angeles. He lived over a decade between Paris & New York and was scouted early on as an art & fashion photographer, then later as a director. Justin’s work varies greatly from tv commercials, gallery art installations, and international fashion editorials. Currently, focusing on television and cinema, he is represented by CAA. A few months ago, he just graduated from the Ryan Murphy Half Initiative and on the side, he has guest lectured the Masters Photography Program at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York.
His first experimental film, Coup de grâce, was exhibited at the modern art museum, Centre Pompidou, in Paris in 2013. Following that, his first narrative short, Le devoir, won the 2014 Grand Prize for Best Emerging Director at an Academy Award qualifying film festival.
In September 2015, Justin was selected by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to be part of the Emerging Directors Showcase. In 2017, he was a judge for the TIFF Youth Program and Justin's final short film, Overtime, won the Audience Choice award at TIFF.
Justin and his work has been featured on tv and online on CBS News, MTV, Huffington Post, Vogue, Elle, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Tonight, Le Grand Journal (Canal+), and ETalk to name a few. Earlier this year, he has also appeared as a guest star director on screen alongside Heidi Klum on Germany's Next Top Model. He has also directed an eclectic mix of talent including Victoria Beckham, Jeremy Irons, Emma Roberts, Willem Dafoe, Elijah Wood, Bella Hadid, among others.