Writer, Director, Producer
Justine’s career in film began at The Weinstein Company where she worked in on campaigns for Todd Hayne’s I'M NOT THERE and Woody Allen’s VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA. Shortly after, she moved to physical production where she worked on a number of award-winning films including Rob Marshall’s NINE, Stephen Daldry’s THE READER, John Hillcoat’s THE ROAD, and Quentin Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.
Under the Dimension Films label, Justine traveled to Arizona to work as an Associate Producer on PIRANHA 3D, alongside director Alexandre Aja. Since then, she developed and associate produced a wide range of projects with Aja for his company, "Fire-Axe Pictures". MANIAC the daring point-of-view thriller starring Elijah Wood, played in the Official Selection at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was released by IFC Films. HORNS generated a lot of hype at Fantastic Fest in Austin and at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, where it played in the Official Vanguard Selection. HORNS, an edgy supernatural thriller with a darkly comedic twist, is based on the bestselling novel by Joe Hill. Aja directed this refreshing rock ’n’ roll take on the devil myth, starring Daniel Radcliffe. It was released by Radius in October 2014.
Along with Aja, Justine also worked with FOX International on two different films. She executive produced THE PYRAMID, an adventure horror film set in an ancient Egyptian pyramid, directed by Gregory Levasseur and released by FOX International in December 2014; THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR, a haunted house possession thriller set in India, directed by Johannes Roberts, was released in March 2016.
Justine also worked as a Co-Producer on, THE 9th LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX, a poignant family drama and a Hitchcockian thriller based on the book of the same name, directed by Alex Aja and starring Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul and Sarah Gadon. The film was shot on location in Vancouver and released by Miramax in September 2016.
In 2015, Justine started her own production company, “Building J” under which she is producing a series of films, including DICHTERLIEBE: POETLOVE, a modern musical adaptation of the 19th century German composer, Robert Schumann’s art-song cycle set in New York; as well as her directorial debut, WASTE, adapted from a short story by Amelia Gray, which screened at over 20 film festivals including Fantasia, Newport Beach, Atlanta, and Brooklyn among others. It garnered Justine the Best Female Director award at the Hollyshorts Film Festival in 2017, the Best Short Film award at IFS, and it was also a finalist at the USA Film Festival.
Originally from Warsaw, Poland, Justine’s passion for storytelling has taken her from stage to script and across the globe. She graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University and studied Theater, Philosophy and Anthropology. She has also trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Ecole de Theatre Jacques LeCoq in Paris, and the Parsons School of Design.