JUSTIN TYLER CLOSE (b. 1984, Toronto, Canada) is an award-winning director, writer & visual artist. 

Justin founded the internationally distributed arts publication THE LAB MAGAZINE and was the active editor-in-chief from 2010-2018. The magazine featured artists, designers, filmmakers, performers, and influential thinkers, such as Marina Abramovic, Wes Anderson, Willem Dafoe, Brit Marling, Sean Lennon, Nas, Kevin Hart, Ethan Hawke, Lykke Li, and Noam Chomsky [to name a few]

In 2020, Justin created his audio-visual installation, THE FIFTY ELEVEN PROJECT, exhibited with the prestigious Copenhagen Contemporary Museum, consisting of 11 films presented on 11 different screens. 

Soon after, he drove across America, capturing his award-winning short documentary LIKE FATHER LIKE SON. The film won silver at the 1.4 awards and best short documentary at the 66th Annual CSC awards.

Justin’s latest short film WHERE THE TIME GOES premiered at Nashville International Film Festival and Vancouver International Film Festival. He is currently living in Athens, Greece writing and developing his debut feature film, set to start shooting in the fall of 2024

email: jclose.studio@gmail.com