Justin Lebens

Justin Lebens

Sound Designer, Sound Editor and Sound Mixer

San Pedro, California

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August 2015
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About Justin

I am a sound editor for the critically acclaimed Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, in which I received a Golden Reel Award and Emmy Nomination. During over 8 years in the audio post production industry, I have worked with clients including HBO, BBC America, Nickelodeon, E!, GSN, and OWN, and have also worked as a sound editor, designer, and mixer for over a dozen short and feature films. My passion for sound started at an early age when I started drumming and realized I couldn't stop making noise. Today I seek the challenge of creating the most interesting and effective sound possible for each of the various projects I work on.


  • Statute of Limitations

    Statute of Limitations (2015)
    Film by Nadeem Soumah (Thriller) Sound department

  • The Misfortunes of Francois Jane

    The Misfortunes of Francois Jane (2015)
    Film by Patrick Pearse (Drama) Sound department Patrick Pearse's fictional human interest piece creates an assemblage of tableaux's, through which we explore the complexity of human archetypes through a surrealistic portrait of humanity. The film's none-linear temporal arch is driven by the aesthetic and metaphorical states of consciousness of the characters, mainly the protagonist François Jane. Jane's journey evolves through the magnificence and sumptuous backdrop of present-day Paris design and costume - leading to epiphany against the haunting, 'lost in time' backdrop of Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic. This poetic reverie - and production - draws inspiration from the "Nouvelle Vague", where we are confronted with our own limits of madness and contemporary taboos. The Henri Cartier-Bresson inspired 50mm aesthetic is utilized to create a sequence of canvases, where through photographic representations, the tableaux's serve as stylized expressions of the characters. The interplay between the poetic dialogues and scenic canvases ...

  • Venom Therapy

    Venom Therapy (2015)
    Film (short) by Steven Murashige (Drama) Sound department Numerous bee stings on a daily basis - a cure for Multiple Sclerosis? 1986: A young family commits to a highly experimental treatment to cure Clara, wife and mother. Over 3,000 bee stings in 14 months bring unexpected results for both Clara and family.

  • Zoya

    Zoya (2015)
    Film by Saeed Khoze (Drama and War) Sound department A vividly poetic avant-garde story about abduction, unlawful imprisonment, and execution of human rights' activists in countries with corrupt governments.

  • Einstein's God Model

    Einstein's God Model (2015)
    Film by Philip T. Johnson (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Sound department For thousands of years, only religion has offered an answer to what happens after death. Science is about to change that. With the help of a physicist, a blind medium, and Thomas Edison's final experiment, Brayden Taylor embarks on a quest to contact the afterlife. For his love to transcend dimensions, he must defy the laws of quantum physics. He must defy the balance nature demands. He must defy ... the God Model. Written by Philip T. Johnson

  • Landfill Harmonic

    Landfill Harmonic (2015)
    Film by Graham Townsley (Documentary, Biography, Drama, Family and 1 More) Sound department Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra. An unlikely orchestra made out of recycled trash. As this group takes its inspiring spectacle of trash-into-music around the world, we follow the lives of a garbage picker, a music teacher and a group of children from a Paraguayan slum. Landfill Harmonic is a beautiful story about the transformative power of music, which also highlights two vital issues of our times: poverty and waste pollution.

  • Reclaiming Friendship Park

    Reclaiming Friendship Park (2015)
    Film by Daniel Holland (Comedy) Sound department Businessman Chip Panoptic shows up at a former employee's home with a strange plan. After losing his job, his best friend, and moving from Detroit to California, Chip wants to help a group of antisocial apartment-dwellers rediscover their sense of community and the value of old-school friendship. The problem is that Chip himself has little experience in either category. This is a dramatic comedy about a man struggling to redeem himself by recapturing the spirit of his lost best friend. Written by Daniel Holland

  • Happy Log

    Happy Log (2014)
    Film by Gary R. Thieman (Adventure, Drama and Family) Sound department On the verge of depression following the murder of his father, Cory, a nervous, guilt-ridden 12- year-old "altar boy", is coaxed by his adventurous best friend, Ben, to prove their manhood by embarking on their first overnight fishing trip out in the wild on the Mississippi Bayou's Wolf River; but their trip goes awry when the hapless "altar boys" become targets of a mob hit in progress by a cold-blooded assassin who is determined to collect on a gambling debt. Written by Janis Woody

  • Rules Of The Trade

    Rules Of The Trade (2014)
    Film by Patrick Chavis (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Sound department Rules of The Trade is a suburban crime drama about an intelligent but lonely drug dealer who's unlucky in love until he meets the love of his life on an online dating site.

  • Sonic Highways

    Sonic Highways (2014)
    Television (Documentary and Music) Sound department Sonic Highways commemorates the Foo Fighters 20th anniversary by documenting the eight-city recording odyssey that produced their latest, and eighth, studio album.

  • The Lachrymist

    The Lachrymist (2014)
    Film (short) by Matthew Gowan (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Sound department In a single take, a young man disappears from a hotel causing his wife to begin questioning not only the staff, but her own sanity. Written by Anonymous

  • Come Find Me

    Come Find Me (2013)
    Film (short) by Carolyn Miller (Drama, Family and Mystery) Sound department A clairvoyant teenager who can hear lost objects searches for a missing boy.

  • Life After Anna Nicole: The Larry & Dannielynn Story

    Life After Anna Nicole: The Larry & Dannielynn Story (2013)
    TV Movie by Caleb Claxton (Reality-TV) Sound department Takes viewers exclusively inside the private world of Larry Birkhead and Dannielynn, his daughter with the late Anna Nicole Smith.

  • Giuliana & Bill

    Giuliana & Bill (2010 - 2013)
    Television (Drama, Family and Reality-TV) Sound department E! New reporter Giuliana Rancic and her husband, "Apprentice" winner Bill Rancic, lead a whirlwind life. She's a TV personality in LA, while Bill is a real estate developer and businessman in Chicago. These newlyweds live in different cities, with very different lives, but still manage to make it work. Written by Vince Rotonda

  • The Soup Investigates

    The Soup Investigates (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Sound department The Soup Investigates is a spin-off series of E!'s popular comedy franchise The Soup that will answer all the questions that pop culture fans never thought to ask, and then some.

  • The Nerdist

    The Nerdist (2013)
    Television (Talk-Show) Sound department The Nerdist is a panel / talk show based on Chris Hardwick's immensely popular podcast of the same with a loyal cult following. Join Chris and all his awesomeness With his panelists (celebrity guests, comedians, e.t.c) in a comedic roundtable discussion of pop culture, news, tech trends, and much more. Written by Bradley Appleby

  • Black Marigolds

    Black Marigolds (2013)
    Film by Lance Malbon (Drama and Romance) Sound department Black Marigolds is a drama steeped in literature. Following writer Ryan Cole and his wife Kate as they move to an off season vacation home on a frigid lake in Northern California so that Ryan can finish his new novel. At first everything is perfect for two people who need only each other to be happy. But soon Kate begins to notice Ryan forgetting things, and as his frustration grows so does her concern for him. While he refuses to seek help, he becomes increasingly volatile and unpredictable. Finally it will be up to Kate to choose between the pleasant past or the terrible future. Written by Kirstie Mattheis

  • Look Who's Stalking

    Look Who's Stalking (2013)
    Television (Biography) Sound department

  • Chasing the Saturdays

    Chasing the Saturdays (2013)
    Television (Music and Reality-TV) Sound department The Saturdays are followed by cameras as the British girl group come over to the USA to work on a new album and live the Hollywood lifestyle.

  • Upload with Shaquille O'Neal

    Upload with Shaquille O'Neal (2013)
    Television by DeMorge Brown (Reality-TV) Sound department Basketball superstar and TNT NBA analyst Shaquille O'Neal and friends will round up the week's online video clips, as well as create their own viral videos and comment on and parody current pop culture stories.

  • Inventing Adam

    Inventing Adam (2013)
    Film by Richie Adams (Comedy) Sound department

  • Showstopper

    Showstopper (2012)
    Film by Myke Michaels (Mystery) Sound department When a life of glamour and fame is tragically tainted with the blood of the innocent, the world falls to its feet in pain and erupts with mayhem & confusion. But is the victim innocent? Why murder? How did this happen? Most of all, who would do such a thing? Written by Jennifer Day - screenplay writer

  • You Gotta See This!

    You Gotta See This! (2012)
    Television (Comedy) Sound department Noah and Chris, of How to Rock fame, go over random videos of everyday people failing and speak their minds.

  • Nicki Minaj: My Truth

    Nicki Minaj: My Truth (2012)
    Television (Documentary) Sound department Platinum selling rap artist Nicki Minaj makes headlines wherever she goes, for her music, her unique sense of style, and certainly for her no-holds-barred personality. She is thriving in what was once solely a man's world, and loving every minute of it. But who is Onika Tanya Maraj, the Trinidadian-born American artist with the outrageous personality, and the most Twitter followers of any rapper (14 million and counting)?. Written by Anonymous

  • Making a Model: 28th Elite Model Look

    Making a Model: 28th Elite Model Look (2012)
    TV Movie by Steve Paley Sound department

  • The Nerdist: Tribute to Science

    The Nerdist: Tribute to Science (2012)
    TV Movie by Kristen Rutherford (Talk-Show) Sound department In this Science edition, host Chris Hardwick and a panel of today's brightest minds discuss some of science's greatest innovators and biggest stories.

  • The Nerdist: Comic Con

    The Nerdist: Comic Con (2012)
    TV Movie by Kristen Rutherford (Talk-Show) Sound department Every year, thousands of nerds converge on San Diego for the biggest comic book convention in the world: Comic-Con. In this episode, Chris Hardwick and his panel piece together what happened at this year's event.

  • 'Til Death Do Us Part

    'Til Death Do Us Part (2011)
    Film (short) by Kenneth Thompson (Action, Drama and Western) Sound department, Composer Bad guys, good guys, and everything in between, shuffle through the epic backdrop of the old west, in a story of survival and greed.

  • Too Fat for 15: The Obesity Crisis

    Too Fat for 15: The Obesity Crisis (2011)
    TV Movie by Mike Roth (Documentary) Sound department

  • 30 Seconds to Stardom: Commercials' Most Famous Faces

    30 Seconds to Stardom: Commercials' Most Famous Faces (2011)
    TV Movie (Biography) Sound department

  • Glamour's 25 Biggest Wedding Do's & Dont's

    Glamour's 25 Biggest Wedding Do's & Dont's (2011)
    TV Movie by Taylor Hennessy (Reality-TV) Sound department

  • Cristina Ferrare's Big Bowl of Love

    Cristina Ferrare's Big Bowl of Love (2011)
    Television (Reality-TV) Sound department

  • Born Different 2: More Amazing Medical Stories

    Born Different 2: More Amazing Medical Stories (2011)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Sound department

  • Extreme Close Up

    Extreme Close Up (2010)
    Television (Biography) Sound department

  • Extreme Dr. 90210: Dr. Rey Returns

    Extreme Dr. 90210: Dr. Rey Returns (2010)
    TV Movie (Reality-TV) Sound department

  • Maxim Does Spring Break

    Maxim Does Spring Break (2010)
    TV Movie (Reality-TV) Sound department Ashley Roberts hosts Maxim's exclusive look at Spring Break.

  • Pickin' & Grinnin'

    Pickin' & Grinnin' (2010)
    Film by Jon Gries (Comedy) Sound department Johnny and Milo love music âÂEURÂ" just not the corn dog jingles they've resorted to performing to make ends meet. Facing failure, they decide to travel cross-country for a last chance at success.

  • Born Different: Unbelievable Medical Conditions

    Born Different: Unbelievable Medical Conditions (2010)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Sound department, Miscellaneous Crew

  • American Ninja Warrior

    American Ninja Warrior (2009)
    Television (Action and Game-Show) Sound department Contestants run, jump, crawl, climb, hang, and swing through crazy obstacles as they compete to become the next American Ninja champion.

  • Invasion of the Christmas Lights

    Invasion of the Christmas Lights (2009)
    TV Movie by Ned Rice (Reality-TV) Sound department

  • Extreme Dr. 90210

    Extreme Dr. 90210 (2009)
    TV Movie (Reality-TV) Sound department

  • E! Wildest TV Show Moments

    E! Wildest TV Show Moments (2009)
    Television (Comedy) Sound department

  • Cheating Death: 15 Incredible Survival Stories

    Cheating Death: 15 Incredible Survival Stories (2009)
    TV Movie by Michael Seligman (Adventure) Sound department Surviving against the odds... it's the stuff from which great movies are made. But some true tales are more miraculous than fiction. Men and women who face down death and live to tell about it: A man is run over by a train...someone else spends 76 days lost at sea - a snow skier is buried alive for 22 hours, a famous supermodel survives a snowy mountain-top helicopter crash. Whether it involves celebrities or everyday people, these stories captivate the media and eventually become legend. Over the next two hours, we'll bring these heroes back to life, as we count down: 15 Incredible Survival Stories. Written by Seligman, Michael

  • Valley of Angels

    Valley of Angels (2008)
    Film by Jon Rosten (Crime and Drama) Sound department West Los Angeles - home of the young, rich and hip. It is also home to twenty-five year old Zachary "Zeus" Andrews. Transplanted from Chicago as a kid, Zeus never fit into the hip LA culture. As a way to make a living in his undesirable world, Zeus peddles drugs to wealthy kids. He desperately seeks the path on which his destiny lies - that is until he meets a girl who seems to transcend the shallow culture they inhabit. She gives him the purpose he has long sought. But the reality of the gritty drug culture explodes into Zeus' life in the most shattering of ways. He must find a way out of his current existence within a very dangerous world to reach a place of enlightenment he so desperately seeks. Written by Jon Rosten

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