Justin Wu, born and raised in Canada, is a 30 year old director and photographer based in Paris and Los Angeles. He was scouted early on and started 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, he is considered a digital influencer and focusing on cinema. On the side, he guest lectures the Masters Photography Program at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York and invited to teach at Parsons School of Design in 2016.
His first experimental film, Coup de grâce, was exhibited and screened at the modern art museum, Centre Pompidou, in Paris last fall. Following that, his first narrative short, Le devoir, won the 2014 Grand Prize for Best Emerging Director at an Academy Award qualifying film festival last summer.
In September 2015, Justin was selected by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in corporation with Samsung to be part of the Emerging Directors Showcase.
Justin’s work is always a current topic in the press & blogosphere and best known for his uplifting videos and commercials. He 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. He has also directed an eclectic mix of talent including Victoria Beckham, Jeremy Irons, Willem Dafoe, Elijah Wood, Max Irons, Yao Chen (姚晨), Violante Placido, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Chiara Ferragni, Mariano di Vaio, Kristina Bazan, among others.