Justin Possenti was born in Westchester County, New York. His mother, Mildred Fagan, was from a mixed European ancestral background. Estelle Bloch, his grandmother was from a German Jewish family and his grandfather, Lee Roy Fagan, was predominantly Scottish and Irish. Both of his grandparents had occupations in the fashion industry. Estelle owned and operated Tots And Teens, a children's haberdashery in Ardsley, New York. Lee Roy was a creative visual director at Macy's and other department stores in Manhattan throughout his career. Mr. Fagan is a direct descendant to the Coats Family of Coats and Clark Thread Company fame. Mildred died of cancer when Justin was fourteen months old. He has a brother Giulio Possenti, a corporate executive, a brother Robert Possenti, an owner operator of Possenti's House Of Fabrication and a bodybuilder brother, Louis "Mickey" Possenti, who was born with Ataxic Cerebral Palsy.
Justin began acting as an adult. Over a period of time he studied the three schools of acting born out of The Group Theatre. He studied with Jeff Goldblum at Playhouse West, famed acting coach Janet Alhanti in Hollywood and at the Atlantic Theater in New York City. During this time period Possenti began a serious contemplation of film and film history which lead to the creation of his first short film, The Bridge. The Bridge made it's premiere in 2011 at the Cannes Film Festival.
Equally comfortable both in front of and behind the camera Justin offers a unique skill set to the cinematic medium. Actor, director, producer, writer, cinematographer, editor, photographer, sound guy, art department et al Possenti is a multi faceted audio visual artistic dynamo. He has won Best Filmmaker at the Inaugural Easterseals Disability Film Challenge and Best Music Video at the 2017 Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival which was voted as one of the top 25 coolest film festivals in the world by Movie Maker Magazine the same year.
A throwback actor in the same vein as Deniro, Pacino, Hackman, Hoffman and Duvall; Justin Possenti's chameleon like characteristics have built his reputation in the indie world and along the film festival circuit as an actor with a wide range in both countenance and sensibility.
Justin Possenti lives by Joseph Campbell's mantra to "Follow Your Bliss" and could not agree more with the simple yet beautiful prediction French New Wave Film Director Francois Truffaut once proclaimed, "The film of tomorrow will be an act of love."
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Ecstasy of Theft
Film (Short, Comedy, Crime and Drama) Actor Two siblings, a brother and a sister, plan and pull off an elaborate pickpocket heist in this modern screwball caper.
End of the Suburbs
Film (Short, Drama and Music) Actor The remaining members of the indie folk band The Suburbs and their pragmatic manager are thrown into a tailspin after the unexpected suicide of their young lead singer.
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Actor A man travels by train for a job interview the day after a life-changing event.
Songs for Claire
Film (Short and Drama) Producer When two childhood friends, Annie and Claire, meet each other by chance for the first time in eight years, they are forced to come to terms with their irreconcilable past.
Still... Fighting for the Dream: A Documentary on Voting Rights
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Sammy Larsen: Chowtime
Television (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department CHOWTIME with Samantha Larsen will explore everything we can do to improve our animal companions quality of life. Starting with what already has saved my dogs life: organic cooking and alternative medicine supplements. I will also be interviewing people that train work with service animals in all capacities! And of course fun stuff like like famous working actors and animal hero's. Written by Samantha Larsen
Band of Robbers
Film (Adventure, Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Actor A comedic adventure that re-imagines Mark Twain's iconic literary characters of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer as grown men in current day. Petty criminal Huck Finn hopes to leave his criminal life behind when he is released from a stint in prison, but his lifelong friend, and corrupt cop, Tom Sawyer, has other plans. Not ready to give up on his childhood fantasies of wealth and adventure, Tom forms the "Band of Robbers," recruiting their misfit friends Joe Harper and Ben Rogers, to join them for an elaborate plan to find a fabled treasure. But the plan soon unravels, thrusting the guys on a wild journey with dangerous consequences...
Film (short) by Johnny Vong (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor While on vacation in Los Angeles, the lives of a young Canadian couple are torn apart by an unspeakable act of violence.
Film (short) by Tiffany Littlejohn (Drama) Actor Matters come to a head in the middle of the night when three worlds collide inside of a New York City convenience store.
The Time Salesman
Film (short) by Arastao Maree (Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department The Time Salesman #01: Welcome Behind The Veil. Five people return to the bridge after altering their relative timelines. Estranged brother and sister, Maya and Devon, are reunited for the first time since birth. Disconnected lovers, Judy and Ben, cement their relationship. But Landon, an unfaithful husband, returns alone to discover that his wife has chosen a new life without him. Gus, The Time Salesman, and Landon duke it out only to be interrupted by a attempted hit on one of their lives. Gus initiates Maya behind the veil and and bestows upon her the power of healing. Written by Arastao Maree
Frank Comes Home
Film (short) by Robert Ham (Biography, Drama and War) Actor Famous Hollywood director Frank Capra comes home from World War 2 to a family in disarray and a studio pressuring him to make his next big picture.
Film (short) by Justin Possenti (Comedy and Drama) Actor, Director, Writer, Producer Troubled guy gets advice from the least likely person.
Joey Montana: Ni Una Lagrima
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TV Movie by Pamela Fryman (Comedy) Actor Three freshman members of Congress share quarters in Washington, DC.
Film (short) by Justin Possenti (Romance) Director, Writer, Camera and Electrical Department, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor Inspired by Sunday afternoon silent film television from childhood, The Bridge is a moving picture that tries to capture the essence of a more simple time in film making... See full synopsis »
White Sheets Don't Stain
Film by Arastao Maree (Comedy) Actor A Split Comedy! Two films...one story...the present and the future that will keep you laughing! Habits can create breakups; breakups can make you agree with others. The only way to get it out of your system, Is to laugh so hard you shit a Monkey! Written by Part Of
Film by Mike Judge (Comedy) Actor In the Initech office, the insecure Peter Gibbons hates his job and the abusive Division VP Bill Lumbergh that has just hired two consultants to downsize the company. His best friends are the software engineers Michael Bolton and Samir Nagheenanajar that also hate Initech, and his next door neighbor Lawrence. His girlfriend Anne is cheating on him but she convinces Peter to visit the hypnotherapist Dr. Swanson. Peter tells how miserable his life is and Dr. Swanson hypnotizes him and he goes into a state of ecstasy. However, Dr. Swanson dies immediately after giving the hypnotic suggestion to Peter. He dates the waitress Joanna and changes his attitude in the company, being promoted by the consultants. When he discovers that Michael and Samir will be fired, they decide to plant a virus in the account system to embezzle fraction of cents in each financial operation into Peter's account. However Michael commits a mistake in the software and instead of decimals, they steal a large amount.... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Best Music Video - Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival
Best Film Maker - Disability Film Challenge