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Justin Webster

Justin has a continuing passion for crafting non-fiction narratives. He developed this first while working as a reporter for The Independent in London in the early 1990s, having graduated in classical literature from Cambridge University.

After moving to Barcelona, as a freelance non-fiction writer, he began working regularly with leading photographers and, at the same time, became an independent producer/director for news features and short documentaries. In 2004 he directed his first feature length documentary, FC Barcelona Confidential, which won several international awards and soon became a classic football film, for its amazing access and character-driven, observational, narrative style. Since then, Justin has directed a series of award-winning films, all produced by Sumpta Ayuso, founding partner of JWP, on subjects as diverse as the lives of jihadi terrorists, the inspiring work of a transplant doctor, the photographic testimony to the drama of African emigration and a story of love, murder and political conspiracy in Guatemala.

The films are either interview-driven and investigative, or observational, following an unfolding story, but all are driven by the passion for discovering the right characters and finding a compelling narrative to tell a real story. Justin holds the firm belief that true stories, told with craft but without invention, can be just as dramatic, creative and revealing as fiction.

Update: 20 February 2015

Has participated in

Gabo, The Magic of Reality [PREMIERE]

Justin Webster