Justin Reid is an Australian filmmaker and artist based in Perth, Western Australia. His work consists of narrative and experimental film work, painting, mixed media sculptural work and music and sound design. He graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of New Media Arts in 2014, and has nearly a decade of experience creating commercials, music videos and documentary work across North Queensland, Australia. His work is centred around alienation, dreams, identity crises in the digital age, and the passing of time, drawing inspiration from the cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky, David Lynch, and Lars Von Trier, the music of SWANS and Deafheaven, as well as artists and authors Kentaro Miura, Francis Bacon, and H.P. Lovecraft.
Exploring fractured, dream-like narratives, blended with elements of documentary, naturalism, and surrealism, his work takes on an ethereal quality - often somber and melancholy, depicting the dark interior of the human condition in externalised flights of fantasy. His work has been exhibited at Perc Tucker Gallery and Umbrella Studios in Townsville, as well as viewed online by thousands.