Ervin with wife, Ashley Graham.


Justin graduated Magna Cum Laude from undergraduate studies in the area of Time-based Media/Video production. He completed his first documentary: “As In A Mirror,” which chronicled Senegalese merchant-immigrants living abroad in Florence, Italy. His first feature-length documentary film, “Elephant in the Room” was the official selection at San Diego Black Film Festival, Vail Film Festival and Garden State Film Festival, where it won Best Documentary Short in April of 2013. His follow up film, a narrative short entitled, “Six Months Later” was screened in over 7 notable film festivals in 2014. His most recent film, “LEAP” was screened at both New Filmmakers NY and New Filmmakers LA where it won the audience award in their Short Film competition. Justin graduated with an MFA in Social Documentary Filmmaking from School of Visual Arts in NYC in 2012. In addition to his formal education, he completed a Master Class in Cinematography at the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers in Los Angeles. Justin incorporated ELEMENT FILMS INC. in 2013 as a company dedicated to excellence in digital motion picture imaging. He has shot videos and campaigns for a variety of clients including: Vogue, Conde Nast, Adobe, Guess, CNN, The Gap Inc., Pantene, Swimsuits for All, Staples, BET, Centric, Topic, Aspire TV and Netflix.

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