Justin Stephenson is an award-winning filmmaker and moving image designer.
Justin’s recent work includes directing, editing and animating Gord Downie’s Secret Path in Concert for the CBC, Distributed, a 360-degree video work commissioned by the Canadian Film Centre Media Lab. and the animated film of Gord Downie’s The Secret Path, also for the CBC.
Justin recently released his film The Complete Works, based on the work of renowned avant-garde author and poet, bpNichol. Fifteen years in the making, the film toured internationally at film and literature festivals and won two Golden Sheaf awards at the 2016 Yorkton Film Festival.
Justin’s work focuses on materialities – the physical qualities of subjects and media. For example, the ink, paper, and letterforms used in his title work for David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, in which the narrative is staged against handwritten letters.
Developing concepts through process, Justin takes a hands-on approach with all aspects of production from the design, editing, and animation through to post production.
Other works include direction and design for television, commercials, interactive media, and live performance. He created the video design and projections for Fujiwara Dance Inventions’ production of Christian Bök’s Eunoia, and the animation design for the 2015 remounting of Robert Lepage’s Erwartung and Bluebeard’s Castle with The Canadian Opera Company.
Some notable film title works include Sarah Polley and Mary Herron’s Alias Grace, Keith Behrman’s Giant Little Ones, Miranda de Penciers’s The Grizzlies, Atom Egoyan’s Remember; Nathan Morlando’s Mean Dreams and Edwin Boyd; and David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, and Cosmopolis.