Justin Tipping is a recent graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory (MFA Directing). He also holds a BA in Film and Media Studies from the University California Santa Barbara. His career began directing and editing in the commercial and music video arena where his work gained recognition on MTV, VH1, FUSE, and Discovery Channel networks. His short film NANI, world premiered in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival. It went on to screen at over 40 film festivals around the world winning more than a dozen awards including the Student Academy Award (narrative), and the Directors Guild of America Student Filmmaker Award. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow Award and the Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Award for his directorial work at the AFI. Justin is currently represented as a writer/director at United Talent Agency.