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About Me

Cinematographer. Filmmaker. Storyteller. Indigenous.
Justin Deegan, is the owner and operator of Thunder Revolution Studio, LLC.  Justin, is an award winning filmmaker from the Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara Nation.  He is also an enrolled citizen of the MHA Naton.

Justin, is currently a Reciprocity Project Season 2 Fellow, with Niatero based out of Seattle, Washington.  He is also, a fellow with the prestigious Newport FILM Cinematography Lab, mentored by industry professionals, John Behrens, Nicole Hirsch Whitaker, and Robb Moss.  In addition, Mr. Deegan, was selected as a fellow participant with the Native American Media Alliance, Unscripted Documentary Series, sponsored by Comcast NBCUNIVERSAL, CNN, Yahoo!, Cherokee Nation Film Office, and A+E Networks.

His work has screened theatrically at the Sundance Film Festival, the Toronoto International Film Festival, the Lumbee Film Festival, LA Skinsfest, the Montana International Film Festival, the Phoenix Film Festival, the Arizona International Film Festival, the Red Nations Film Festival, the Dakota Film Festival, Nativisions,  and his work appeared on TV networks such as Viceland on the VICE network, HBO, NBC, and PBS, as well as online magazines and the renowned Indian Country Today, Native News Online and many other publications.

He recently directed a short documentary for the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, in association with the National Park Service.  Justin, has worked with prolific artists such as, John Legend, Pharrell Williams, acclaimed hip-hop director Nabil, Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills, celebrated indigenous directors Tracy Rector, and Stacy Thunder.  Mr. Deegan, also operates on several other production capacities.  In addition to Directing, he has the skills of cinematography, audio engineering, drone operating, producing, editing and photography.

Justin, also teaches filmmaking to various groups of indigenous youth and young adults through out North Dakota.  He also spends a significant amount of time working with indigenous elders and helps document the oral histories of tribal nations interested in preserving their history.  Although, those oral histories are released only upon exclusive release to those tribal members directly related to their knowledge.
Justin's work is dedicated to the motto by which he operates under his company, which is, "AN INDIGENOUS LENS FOR AN INDIGENOUS NARRATIVE."



Film Festival

Best Short




Monza Film Festival 2020


Best Short

Film 2020

MINT Film Festival 2020

Winner Indigenous Voices Narrative.

Lumbee Film Festival 2020

Best Short Film.

Monza Film Festival 2020

Honorable Mention

ONE Reeler Short Film Competition 2020

Winner Award of Excellence

Canadian Screen Award 2017

RISE - Best Documentary Series

Stills Photographer, Drone Operator, Camera Operator

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