JUSTIN TREFGARNE

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Justin Trefgarne - Writer and Director

Justin is an Emmy-nominated writer and director whose work straddles Feature Film, Television, Branded Content, Video Games and Commercials.

After training at London's prestigious LAMDA, he worked his way up the ranks of theatre before beginning his film career working for legendary filmmaker Neil Jordan. Justin then joined UK production powerhouse Working Title where he cut his teeth story editing a range of films including the Oscar Nominated Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, Hot Fuzz and Nanny McPhee.  After writing, directing and photographing his first short film, Timekilling, Justin was featured as a 'Star Of Tomorrow' by Screen International. Since then he has written scripts for Ruby Films, Film4, Nickleodeon, RSA Films, BFI, Material Entertainment as well as directing promos and shorts. 

Justin's debut feature as writer/director, the futuristic thriller Narcopolis, premiered at the EIFF in 2015. The film, starring Jonathan Pryce, Elliot Cowan and Elodie Yung, went on to become a cult hit in the US where it was described as "The Time Machine for a Modern Era". The film has since been released in the UK by Oscar-winning distributor Altitude Films as well as multiple territories around the world. 

in 2015 Justin teamed with producer/distributor Alex Mandell and screenwriter Rob Mitchell to create Redfoot Pictures. Their debut production is the visceral procedural thriller Solomon's Children. In 2016 they joined forces with rising stars Fulwell73 and are now in early pre-production. The film is scheduled to shoot late 2017.