Justin Trefgarne

Justin is an Emmy-nominated writer, director and producer who brings wide-ranging experience of working in film, television, advertising and branded content to the role of Course Leader for the multi-platform, multi-discipline MA in Film and Television Production as well as the BA in Screen Acting.

A degree from Bristol University and an acting diploma from LAMDA led to a stint as a factual researcher at the BBC followed by six years of Story Editing, four of which were spent at Working Title Films. Here his credits as Development Executive included the Oscar-nominated debut of director Joe Wright, Pride and Prejudice, Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzzand Emma Thompson’s Nanny McPhee. In 2008 Justin was featured as a Screen International Star Of Tomorrow.

His writing career has straddled Film, TV, Branded Content and Video Games. His short film Desire, created to launch the Jaguar F-Type, starring Damian Lewis, executive produced by Ridley Scott and featuring music by Lana Del Ray, opened the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in London.  In 2014 he was nominated for an Emmy for his writing and voice directing on blockbuster TV series Peter Rabbit for Nickleodeon. Justin’s debut feature as writer-director was the sci-fi thriller Narcopolisstarring Jonathan Pryce. The film, which sold all over the world, spawned a graphic novel published by comic giant Heavy Metal. In 2016 he wrote the narrative sequences for the Need For Speed videogame reboot. From 2016-18he was Head Writer on a 10-part animatedYAseries for YouTube Red, for release early 2019. He is also co-writer and producer of the police thriller Solomon’s Childrenfor Fulwell73 and Chinese/French co-production Shark Boy,set in French Polynesia.​

Justin has been associated with the Met Film School since 2009 and has lectured and mentored all over the world including Toronto, Australia, Croatia and South Africa.