Category Archives: JRD: Film Director

(MonsterFest 09) “Bits and Pieces” Created for the DVXuser.com MonsterFest 09. Awards: 2nd Place Jury Panel @ DVXuser.com 3rd Place User Vote @ DVXuser.com Honorable Mention @ Reel Women SXSW Showcase 2nd Audience Favorite @ Reel Women SXSW Showcase Entry @ Texas Bloodbath Film Festival An orphanage girl is kidnapped by a mummy. They soon become friends and parting is such sweet sorrow. Cast: Aileen Davila as “LeeAnn” David Collier as “The Mummy” Nicholle Walton as “Florence” Millabella Vasquez as Orphanage Girl Mikayla Valle as Orphanage Girl Maitea Valle as Orphanage Girl Crew: Directed by: Justin R. Durban – justindurban.com Written by: Leah Weinberger Director of Photography: John Hafner Make Up: Jessica Isam Production Designer: James McMahan Main Title Design: Jonathan Grubbs Set Photographer: Dale Kennemer UPM: Sush Parmar Set Owner: David L. Smith PA: Elliot Cole PA: Rochon Nicholas PA: Reuel Meditz Boom: H.Cherdon Bedford Edited, VFX & SFX by:…

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Tagline: Our technology should be shared with the world, Elizabeth. Not One. Short Synopsis: Time is Running out for Robert Cristo’s wife, Elizabeth. Together, they have been secluded from society while Robert has desperately continued his nanotechnology research fused with advanced robotics that will aid in her cure. (QuestFest 09) *Top 8 Finalist @ DVXUSER.com (6th place) (2009) Short Film Synopsis: Time is Running out for Robert Cristo’s wife, Elizabeth. Together, they have been secluded from society while Robert has desperately continued his nanotechnology research fused with advanced robotics that will aid in her cure. Tagline: Our technology should be shared with the world, Elizabeth. Not One. Cast: Elizabeth Cristo: Nicholle Walton Robert Cristo: John Hafner Dr. William Mahlen: Bob Maccarni Soldier1: Dave Rutledge Soldier2:  Matthew Ramsaur Crew: Directed by: Justin R. Durban Written, Edited, VFX, SFX, Score, Produced by: Justin R. Durban Co-Producer / Super Grip: Jon Sheets Sound…

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Synopsis Brad wakes to find his little brother Jeff, missing. (TwilightFest 08) Starring: Mat Raney & Tristin Koppie Written by: Mat Raney The other stuff by: Justin R. Durban See the DVX Thread with BTS and more stills dvxuser.com/v6/showthread.php?t=151368 Some before/after FX shots: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showpost.p…7&postcount=80 BTS Explanation of Some shots and more about the film http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showpost.p…4&postcount=82 About the FILM: The shoot was just me and Mat Raney and my 5 year old nephew, and my 11 month old son. Tristin (the 5 year old boy) was the set photographer. I gave him my camera to go shoot pictures. Half the shots were pictures of the carpet and his toy cars. I took a few myself, but the rest was him. The biggest lesson i learned was Audio, audio, audio. For now on out, I’m not doing a shoot without a proper mic, and someone to sit there and make sure all…

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Synopsis: A vampire as roommate. Starring Manuel Matshka, Matt Thompson, and Susan Laine Directed by: Justin R. Durban Music by: Manuel Matshka

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5… A young man with and his new family undergo daily struggles and obstacles in order to succeed in having a better life. (TimeFest 08) *Honorable Mention @ DVXUSER.com   Starring Matthew Prater, Kim Argetsinger & Francisco Cosme. Shot with the Canon HV20. BTS Photos by: Gregory Storm www.gregorystorm.com Stills:

Synopsis: Robert S. Cristo Sr. confronts his only son knowing that he will die that very day. Before he passes, he must convince his son to accept his legacy and take over his empire, Cristo Technologies. Cast: Cristo: Dan Payne Robert: Matt Thompson (dvx Avataur) Hanna: Amanda Lynn Hills Guard 1: Tom Marshall (dvx Tommyinla) Guard 2: J.C. Christofilis Crew: W-E-P-C-D’ed by: justin r. durban (dvx Edgen) Co-Written, Co-Produced: J.C. Christofilis Director of Photography: Gregory Storm (dvx StormFactory) Associate Producer: Robert Eldon (dvx RobertE) 2nd DP, Steadicam Op: Max Wilson (dvx webdog) Wardrobe: Sawako Yamauchi Event Coordinator: Marina Gutman Grip: Yuri Sadovnikov Grip: Jaron Eldon Additional Props: Brandon Rice (dvx BrandonRice) Location BTS:

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