I like making movies. I hope you like watching them. πŸ™‚

Jo Jo Black (2020)

A young boy wishes to join the elite squad to protect planet Earth. When his grandfather forbids him to leave the house until chores are done, he confides in his best friend, Black.

This film created for the stuck at home 48 – April 3-5, 2020
Trailer Mashup:
Jo Jo Rabbit & Men In Black

Team Name: DURBAN
Team Lead: Justin R. Durban
City: Austin, TX USA

Cast:
Lyrik F. Durban as Jo Jo
Justin R. Durban as Black
Jerry F. Walton as Pappaw

Crew:
DIT / Assisant Editor: Myndin W. Durban
Shot, Edit, Music, Director: Justin R. Durban

Special Thanks:
Austin, TX 48hr Film Project
Nicholle Walton-Durban

HTTP://www.48hourfilm.com/at-home
#stuckathome48 #filmmaking

Copyright 2020 – www.edgenfilms.com

Crick (2019)

“Lemme give you a tip. If someone wearing a mask knocks on your door… “

Made for the Austin 48hr Sci-Fi / Horror Film Project

WINNER:

πŸ† Best Adherence to Genre
πŸ† Best Cinematography
πŸ† Best Original Score
πŸ† Audience Award group A
πŸ† 1st Runner Up Best Film

nominated for:

(best use of prop, best use of character, best costumes, best actor, best actress, best sound design, top 10)

Genre: Parallel Universe / Gore Slasher Splatter
Prop: Yoga Ball
Character: Jerry, A Painter
Line of Dialog: “Let me give you a tip.” or “Lemme give you a tip”

Cast:

Eve – Nikki M. Weiland
Adam – Brett St. Germain
Momma – Peggy Schott
Jerry – Jordan O’Neal
Jill – Tabitha Thompson

Crew:

PRODUCED, WRITTEN, DIRECTED BY:
Justin R. Durban

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Aaron Arizpe

SOUND MIXER
Ben Marchi-Hilton

BOOM OP
Frank Gutierrez

EDIT
Justin R. Durban

SOUND DESIGN
Brett St. Germain
Justin R. Durban

MUSIC SCORE
Justin R. Durban

SET DESIGN / GRIP
Arthur Bautista

MASK DESIGN
Laith Rajeh

This film was made for the 48 Hour Film Sci-Fi/Horror Project 2019
www.48hourfilm.com

Copyright 2019 – www.edgenfilms.com

Little Brother (2019)

“Lucas is picked on at school and his little brother is here to protect him.”

Directed, Written, & Produced by: Justin R. Durban
Starring Katusha Robert, Jake Brinn, Myndin Durban, Lyrik Durban
Cinematography by: Justin R. Durban
Music by: Justin R. Durban

Made for the Austin 48hr Film Project
Winner:
πŸ† BEST STUNTS / CHOREOGRAPHY
πŸ† BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
πŸ† BEST PRODUCER’S GENERATION NEXT

Also nominated for:
6 Grand Prix, Best Special Effects, Best Original Score, Best Stunts / Choreography, Best Adherence to Genre, & Best Use of Dialog.

Genre: Sci-Fi
Prop: Belt
Character: Ryan Grenada
Line of Dialog: “And who the hell are you?”

The Will (2018)

“A mother is informed that her son is diagnosed with a terminally ill and hereditary medical condition. She is faced with a hard decision that only a mother could do.”

Directed, Written, & Produced by: Justin R. Durban
Starring Katusha Robert, Myndin Durban
Cinematography by: Mark Johnson II
Music by: Justin R. Durban

Made for the Austin 48hr Film Project
Winner:
πŸ† BEST FILM
πŸ† BEST DIRECTING
πŸ† BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
πŸ† BEST ACTRESS
πŸ† BEST USE OF ORIGINAL MUSIC
πŸ† BEST SET DESIGN
πŸ† BEST SOUND DESIGN

Also nominated for:
Best Editing, Best Special Effects, Best Titling, Best Musical Score, Best Visual Effects, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Use of Genre, Best Use of Dialog, & Best Use of Prop.

Character:Β Justin or Jennifer MacArthur, Baker
Prop:Β an eraser
Line:Β “That’s what my Dad always said. OR That is what my Dad always said.”

Written, Directed, and Produced by: Justin R. Durban

Cast:
Katusha Robert – Jennifer Mac Arthur
Will – Myndin Durban
Eddie – Eduardo Tobias
Nancy – Nancy Valdez
Hannah – Hannah Tolbert
Dr. Sill – Bettie Currie
Dr. Wellman – Ben Marchi-Hilton
Dr. Admin – Siegen Bretzke

Crew:
Cinematography by: Mark Johnson II
Assistant Camera / Drone by: Jacob Stone
Edited by: Jacob Stone, Justin R. Durban
Music by: Justin R. Durban
Sound Production by: David Gutierrez, Siegen Bretzke, Ben Marchi-Hilton
Production Design by: Jacob Stone, Arthur Bautista, Nancy Valdez
Production Assistant: Arthur Bautista
Post Production Sound: Eduardo Tobias, Justin R. Durban
Visual FX by: Justin R. Durban
Color Grading by: Mark Johnson II, Jacob Stone

Special Thanks:
Nicholle Walton-Durban
4REELZ School of Film
Torchy’s Tacos
Writer Duet

https://48hourfilm.com/austin-tx
http://www.edgenfilms.com

RACK

(2010)

“A man attains all of his dreams, only to find out that the cost is the unrealized future of his mentally challenged beloved brother.”
Directed by: Justin R. Durban
Written by: Leah Weinberger
Executive Produced by: Nicholle Walton, Leah Weinberger, & Justin R. Durban
Music by: Justin R. Durban
Edited by: Laurent Dupepe & Justin R. Durban
(more info…)

Bits and Pieces

(2009)

“An orphanage girl is kidnapped by a mummy. They soon become friends and parting is such sweet sorrow.”
Written by: Leah Weinberger
Director of Photography: John Hafner
Directed, edited, & music By: Justin R. Durban
(more info…)

Mahlen

(2009)

“Our technology should be shared with the world, Elizabeth. Not One.”
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.
Written, Edited, VFX, SFX, Score, Produced by: Justin R. Durban
(more info…)

The Box

(2008)

“Brad wakes from a nap to find his brother, Jeff gone.”
Directed By: Justin R. Durban
Starring: Mat Raney & Tristin Koppie
Written by: Mat Raney
The other stuff by: Justin R. Durban
(more info…)

Solecism

(2008)

“10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5…”
Shot, Edited, Directed, Music by: Justin R. Durban
(more info…)

Craven

(2008)

“A vampire as roommate.”
Starring Manuel Matshka, Matt Thompson, and Susan Laine
Directed by: Justin R. Durban
(more info…)

The Stars Above

(2006)

“Evil overtakes Good.”
One Man Show by: Justin R. Durban
(just me alone with a camera created in one weekend)
(more info…)

Brown Waters

(2006)

“30 Minutes: Hands above the water”
Directed, score, edit by: Justin R. Durban
(more info…)

Cristo

(2007)

“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.”
Edited, Directed, Music by: Justin R. Durban
(more info…)

Lakeside

(2006)

“Kids in the middle of the woods + Creatures = Terror”
Directed by: Matt Thompson & Justin R. Durban
Edited, Score, Sound Design by: Justin R. Durban
(more info…)

The Golden Pineapple

(2004)

“I Want it back!”
A Film by: Justin R. Durban
Shot with a Sony Cybershot 5mega pixel camera
(more info…)

A Day in a Life

(2012)

“A personal memory for myself.”
A Film by: Justin R. Durban
(more info…)

Narrative “One A Day” Films

“Let’s just make a movie”

A Short Film Collection of mini-films.
Sometimes the kids (my students) are at a loss for inspiration. As I observe their behaviors on the first day, I try to create a short to compliment their thoughts and to keep their spirits immortalized for that one day in their life. This is what materialized. It may not make sense to you, but to the soul; it is everything.

Shot/Edited in one day with an iPad. Edited with iMovie.
Short Films by: Justin R. Durban

Director’s Reel

Films Directed By: Justin R. Durban
(more info…)

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