JUSTIN TYLER CLOSE is an award-winning director, writer & visual artist.
Justin founded the internationally distributed printed publication THE LAB MAGAZINE and was the active editor-in-chief from 2010-2017. The magazine featured the world's most influential artists and creators, such as Marina Abramovic, Wes Anderson, Willem Dafoe, Brit Marling, Ethan Hawke, Lykke Li, and Noam Chomsky.
In 2020, Justin exhibited his audio-visual installation, THE FIFTY ELEVEN PROJECT, exhibiting 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 documentary LIKE FATHER LIKE SON. The film screened with Directors Library, Nowness, Trust, Beyond the Short, and Film Shortage, winning 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 is now touring festivals, currently showing at Nashville International Film Festival and Vancouver International Film Festival.
Justin is represented globally and is set to direct his debut feature film in the fall of 2024.
[2023 - Present]
HOUSE OF SHILA / AUM PROPERTY MGMT
Creative Director / Brand Strategist
Currently, I’m working with House Of Shila in Athens, Greece. I’ve been tasked to rebrand the company online (web design, photography, videos). We’re also developing new properties (hotels) across Europe, and producing several creative projects such as a printed magazine/artist residencies.
THE FIFTY ELEVEN PROJECT
MERCEDES BENZ/COPENHAGEN CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM
Writer & Director & Producer
Audio/Visual Installation, partnering with Mercedes Benz x Kasper Bjorke Quartet : 11 screens, 11 films, 11 compositions & live performance. The exhibition also travelled to Milan, Toronto & Los Angeles.
THE LAB MAGAZINE
Founder, Editor-in-Chief & Creative Director
Justin was in charge of curating, producing, designing, hiring photographers/writers, distributing, printing, shipping and brand partnerships. The Lab printed over 50,000 copies (bi-annually) & was distributed world-wide.
THE STUDIO MOVEMENT ENT. [TSM]
Executive Producer & Creative Director
Justin managed a team of writers, producers, editors, and directors. TSM operated as a creative agency & production company, developing & producing short films, commercials, branded content, events & music videos.