PRODUCER, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, WRITER, EDITOR, DIRECTOR
"A human being is a part of the whole called by us 'universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
― Albert Einstein
Holstein has been working in the industry for nearly 20 years, beganning in 1995 as a production and locations assistant on Warner Brothers, "Twister" and moving into various other independent film projects. In 1998 he co-authored/co-produced the feature film "The Private Public" which found international distribution including the Showtime Network. He soon after co-founded True Player Entertainment with Chad Calek and produced and directed photography for many music videos as well as various other indie projects. Holstein worked with Calek to develop AGHTELEVISION.COM in 2012 as a online distribution platform for the company's content. SEE FULL RESUME BELOW
PERSONAL FACEBOOK PAGE: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/justinholstein1
WHAT IS YOUR SIGN? Gemini
FAVORITE COLOR? tie between Blue and the lack of color...Black
FAVORITE WEBSITE? www.thehighersidechats.com
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA? It can be overwhelming at times. I'm not sure I can handle the expanded boundries of consciousness and awarness that it allows;)
FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST? Not into favorites, more into flavors. Flavors recently are Kendrick Lamar and my son’s favorite, G Easy, but we both listen to and enjoy some old Atmosphere. Also recently into Twenty One Pilots.
FAVORITE TOPIC? The universe, where we come from and String Theory
FAVORITE VACATION DESTINATION? So far Dublin, Ireland
DO YOU THINK OSWALD KILLED KENNEDY? All signs point no.
DO YOU BELIEVE WHAT IS REPORTED ON THE NEWS? The news is bought and paid for, corporate propaganda which has taken the place of the 14th century roman catholic church in the efforts to keep the masses at bay and all working for the elite in harmony. It’s a thing of beauty really.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NFL TEAM? The Browns (because I can’t help but love any team that Corey ‘CBONE’ Brown loves)
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND IN WHICH YOU WERE ALLOWED ONE "CREATURE COMFORT", WHAT WOULD IT BE? Incredibly hot & inteligent female.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE POLITICIAN? Obama...regardless of various policy or politics, he's one smooth bastard
WHAT POLITICIAN DO YOU DESPISE? Ted Cruze is salmander.
WHAT LAW SHOULD BE ABOLISHED? I would legalize all drugs because its ridiculous to lock up someone for what they choose to do with there own free will as long as its not affecting others free will.
WHAT DO I WISH OF MY CHILDREN? To pursue their loves and passions in life, respect themselves and others and believe in themselves over the opinions of others.
IF YOU COULD PICK YOUR OWN NICKNAME, WHAT WOULD THAT NICKNAME BE? I've got a nickname, but like the dark lord, I am known by many names
FILM & TELEVISION
• 1994 - CO-CREATED, DIRECTED AND MANAGED PRODUCTION FOR "WAKE UP ISU" MY FIRST ENDEVOR INTO THE TELEVISION WORLD
• 1995 - WORKED WITH MICHAEL MOORE ON HIS DOCUMENTARY "THE BIG ONE"
• 1995 - WORKED IN PRODUCTION & LOCATIONS DEPARTMENTS FOR WARNER BROTHERS DURING THE PRODUCTION "TWISTER"
• 1996 - LEARNED LIGHTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY UNDER GRAMMY AWARD WINNING CINEMATOGRAPHER MAURO FIORE WORKING ON "LOVE FROM GROUND ZERO”. Also met a long-time, now departed friend, Woogie Thomas (peace love and happiness Woog!)
• 1997 - WORKED WITH MICHAEL MOORE ON HIS TELEVISION SERIES "THE AWFUL TRUTH"
• 1997 - HOLSTEIN MARRIED HIS WIFE AND LIFE-LONG FRIEND DANA;)
• 1998 - HOLSTEIN WORKED AS ‘LIGHTING DIRECTOR’ FOR 2 SEASONS OF PBS'S "ABOUT YOUR HOUSE WITH BOB YAPP"
• 1998 - HOLSTEIN'S FIRST CHILD WAS BORN, A BABY BOY NAMED JAKE;)
• 1999 - BASED ON HIS PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL COLLEGE EXPERIENCES, HOLSTEIN CO-PRODUCES AND CO-AUTHORS HIS FIRST FEATURE FILM, TITLED "THE PRIVATE PUBLIC", WHICH IS A COLLEGE-AGED ROMANTIC COMEDY.
• 2001 - "THE PRIVATE PUBLIC" IS SOLD TO THE SHOWTIME CABLE NETWORK AND RELEASED ON DVD BY ARDUSTRY HOME ENTERTAINMENT.
• 2001 - HOLSTEIN'S DAUGHTER OLIVIA WAS BORN.
• 2003 - HOLSTEIN PRODUCES INDEX CASE'S "WHY DREAM BLEED" VIDEO.
• 2004 - HOLSTEIN IS DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY FOR A SERIES OF COMMERCIALS FOR MOUNTAIN DEW/AMP ENERGY DRINK, FEATURING SEVERAL ROCK BANDS, INCLUDING PLATINUM-SELLING EMO ROCK BAND TAKING BACK SUNDAY.
• 2004 - HOLSTEIN IS DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY FOR VARIOUS MUSIC VIDEOS BY BLEEDING THROUGH, BLACK FLOOD DIESEL, DAYFEED, MINDRITE, THRITY SECONDS OF SHAME, WHITE KNUCKLE TRIP, DESTROPHY, MARCATO, ALBINO FLY, SIGN OF ONE, NUISANCE CREW, JOSH BOOTS, MEACHIE MAC, IMPAC, EVEN X, TODD HERZOG, AKREAM AND JESS
• 2005 - HOLSTEIN IS DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY FOR "A CLOWN SHORT OF DESTINY"
• 2006 - "A CLOWN SHORT OF DESTINY" WINS THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FOR "BEST DOCUMENTARY" AT THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL.
• 2006 - "A CLOWN SHORT OF DESTINY" WINS THE DIRECTOR'S CHOICE AWARD FOR "BEST DOCUMENTARY" AT THE PARK CITY FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL.
• 2006 - "A CLOWN SHORT OF DESTINY" ARTICLE APPEARS ON MTV NEWS AND ON THE COVER OF REVOLVER MAGAZINE.
• 2005 - HOLSTEIN MANAGES PRODUCTION OF “ADDICT", WHICH IS THE FIRST SINGLE OFF OF TEARS FOR FEARS VOCALIST CURT SMITH'S SOLO ALBUM.
• 2007 - HOLSTEIN IS DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE "SIMPLE SURVIVAL" MUSIC VIDEO FOR METAL LEGENDS MUSHROOMHEAD.
• 2007 - "SIMPLE SURVIVAL" BECOME THE #1 MOST REQUESTED MUSIC VIDEO ON MTV'S HEADBANGER'S BALL.
• 2007 - HOLSTEIN PRODUCES, MANAGES PRODUCTION AND APPEARS IN "TERROR NORMAL"
• 2007 - HOLSTEIN IS DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAHY FOR TEN YEARS' "THE AUTUMN EFFECT" AND "INTO THE IRIS"
• 2007 - HOLSTEIN BUDGETS, PRODUCES AND CO-STARS IN PILOT EPISODES OF STEVEN SPIELBERG’S “RISING”
• 2008 - HOLSTEIN IS LIGHTING DIRECTOR FOR BARRACK OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN EVENTS AND COMMERCIALS DURING THEIR BIDS FOR PRESIDENT
• 2010 - HOLSTEIN CO-PRODUCES AND CO-STARS IN “THE GHOST PROPHECIES", SPECIAL ON A&E WHICH DEBUTS TO 1.4 MILLION VIEWERS
• 2011 - HOLSTEIN PRODUCES AND MANGES PRODUCTION OF "AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER".
• 2011 - HOLSTEIN BUILDS THE ONLINE PRESENCE OF AGHTELEVISION.COM.
• 2012 - HOLSTEIN PRODUCES AND CO-STARS IN "A BLOOD RED SKY".
• 2014 - HOLSTEIN CREATES THE NEW ONLINE PRESENCE FOR AGHTELEVISION.COM
• 2014 - HOLSTEIN IS DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY FOR "BLACKSHEEP" DIRECTED BY CHAD CALEK
• 2015 - HOLSTEIN PRODUCES AND DIRECTS PHOTOGRAPHY FOR "SIR NOFACE"