JUSTIN TIPPING (Director, co-writer) Justin Tipping is a writer/director who was born and raised in the Oakland, CA bay area.
In addition to Kicks, Justin is in postproduction on Lowriders for Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, and Imagine Entertainment, starring Demian Bichir, Eva Longoria, and Melissa Benoist.
He has written films for Sony, TriStar Pictures, Double E Pictures, Trigger Street Productions, and The Weinstein Company.
His short film, NANI, won more than a dozen awards internationally, including the Student Academy Award and the Director’s Guild of America Student Award after its world premiere in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival.
As a director, Justin was selected by the Weinstein Company and Lexus to direct a short film as part of a global Lexus campaign as well as by Sony to direct a short film as part of the Sony 4k series. He holds a BA in Film and Media Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute Conservatory.
KICKS is a funny, touching and street smart coming-of-age dramedy that oozes with style.