Justin Head is an award-winning South African filmmaker who specializes in writing and directing character-driven genre films – from action-thrillers to horror and suspense. His films pack a punch; drawing inspiration from real-life events, such as the war on animal poaching, the illicit trade in human body parts, and violent clashes between mercenaries and warlords. His bold and kinetic visual style creates an intense and visceral film experience. 

Justin’s maverick style of filmmaking became evident in his Honours year at AFDA (The South African Film Academy) with his breakout award-winning short film, Scarred Instinct. In that same year, he directed a hard-hitting commercial for Amnesty International, which won him the Multichoice Africa VUKA award for Newcomer Best Director.


BLACKOUT

Thriller

A maverick journalist must survive unimaginable pain at the hands of a brutal interrogator in order to protect a valuable source and expose a murderous dictator.


TRIGGERED

Thriller

An outspoken psychology professor is brutally attacked by politically radicalised students as part of an initiation for a new recruit.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCORN

Thriller

An LGBT activist is kidnapped and​ forced to dig her own grave by a ruthless secret policeman working for a bigoted politician who's hellbent on bringing back the death sentence for homosexuality.  


ATROCITY

Suspense

When a tormented security guard declines the help of a mysterious priest, his sanity starts to unravel, and he finds himself being hunted down by a man long believed to be dead - a bloodthirsty rebel soldier from the war-torn Congo.  

 

 

 

 

 

 


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