Meet Justin Bellow

Name:
Justin Bellow

Your Occupation:
Screenwriter/Director

What’s your story?
After attending Dominican University of California where I received a Bachelor’s in Film, I was accepted into the Los Angeles Film School where I wrote, directed and produced three short films that garnered the attention of Overbrook Entertainment. In two years there, I worked in both development and post-production, before transitioning to directing and producing full-time at Inside Studios. As the creative director, I spearheaded their commercial and online productions acting as writer, director and editor on a series of high-octane action commercials and shorts. After leaving Inside, I directed, produced and starred in my own half-hour comedy pilot entitled – Going Viral: The Parody EP. The show was a top twenty finalist in HBO’s Project Greenlight Digital Series Competition and I’m now in development on another web-series based at Adaptive Studios. My short films, music videos and commercials have been featured on Indiewire.com, Slashfilm and Funny or Die. I’ve also worked with Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Cartoon Network, Anonymous Content and Frito Lay Inc.

Why do you want to work as a model or brand ambassador?
I’ve always enjoyed taking pictures, but have dreamed of being on the opposite side of the lens my entire life. Working as a model or brand ambassador allows me to connect with people from all walks of life while simultaneously bringing awareness to various products and causes that I’ll be representing. Traveling has always been another passion of mine and if I’m given the opportunity to do so, as a model, I will go on every trip possible. In essence, by working as the “face” of a brand or corporation I’ll be able to help influence people’s decision making capabilities and that to me is the most powerful and rewarding experience I could ever ask for in this life.

What are your other career goals and passion?
I’m going to write, direct, produce and star in my own feature films. That’s been my career goal since I was 14 years old and every year I get a little closer to achieving it. My passion is to live in my dreams everyday and explore the new worlds that are being formed in my imagination. I want to create television series’ showcasing characters and situations I’ve been exposed too and let the world see things from my perspective. Through the process of creating and innovating on a daily basis, I’m confident my commentary and views on the world will help spur positive change as frequently as possible.

Tell us about your lifestyle? How do you maintain your looks and physique?
I live an active lifestyle exercising 5-6 days a week. I’m on a strict diet consisting of fruits and vegetables as well as participating in a hyper-intense blend of cardio regiments as well as free weight training. I try and get at least 7 hours of sleep per night and try not to eat after 5:30pm everyday.

What are your hobbies? What fills your days? What do you do for fun?
I love playing basketball, flag football, going to the beach, golfing, writing, going to the movies, binge-watching critically acclaimed comedies and dramas on both Netflix and Hulu, listening to jazz, funk, hip-hop, alternative rock and try as frequently as possible to hear something on vinyl (it just sounds better), I love making short films, reading, and love cooking.

What are your favorite brands? What brands do you want to work with? What kind of campaign do you want to be a part of?
Nike, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Guess, Prada, Adidas, Calvin Klein, Armani, J. Crew, Hugo boss, Levi’s. I want to work with all of these brands because they each carry a level of sophistication and worldwide recognition that is unmatched by any of their competitors. I want to be apart of campaigns that tell stories. Not just entertaining ones either, but ones with a message as well. I love fast-paced, exciting, action style sequences but love glamorous, intimate scenes as well that convey an idea of romance too. I also love anything involving sports that looks physically taxing. My campaigns will inspire as well as entertain.

How much time do you spend online?
I spend 5-6 hours/day online.

What part of this career interests you the most?
The story that is created behind every advertising campaign is what truly interests me the most. The emotions and feelings these pictures are able to convey is almost like watching a film or reading a novel simply based on the models’ surroundings and actions in each photo. I’ve worked mainly in moving visuals up until this point in my career and want to transition over to print to gain a better understanding on how an idea is executed from an inspiration to completion.

What’s your personal motivation?
My personal motivation is that on the day I die, I don’t want to meet the person I “could’ve” become, but rather I want to see an exact replica of myself — knowing that I became who I was supposed too.

Modeling experience?
I modeled in college for various local businesses in print ad campaigns in the bay area. I worked with Macy’s for a brief print ad for a “back to school” special. I recently was in a summer campaign for Marriot hotels as a “resort adventurer” who makes it his mission to go on every water slide possible at the hotel, being featured in both print and video. My confidence, laid-back nature and youthful looks shine through every time I have my picture taken giving a sense of immediate calmnes and sublte power to any “look” I’m asked to do.

Do you have existing partnerships with brands?
No current existing partnerships.


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