Justin is a master of the art of detailed while entertaining writing. The best.
– Bill Richmond; Screenwriter The Ladies’ Man (1961) and The Nutty Professor (1963)
Justin is one of those rare breeds that you come across on the trail of notoriety. By that, I mean he actually gives a damn. He’s a true fan, a true friend and a great journalist.
– Actor Wings Hauser
Justin’s a writer with heart. He delves so deep into the heart of film and its artists to understand it’s true essence. He’s an artist in his own right because of his integrity and his love of his interview subjects.
– Actress Maria Ford
My name is Justin Bozung. I’m a Atlanta, Georgia based film writer, researcher, and part-time archivist. I have written for such print publications as Fangoria, Whoa, Paracinema, Bijou, HorrorHound, Phantom of the Movies’ Videoscope and Shock Cinema.
From 2007 to 2011, I served as editor for the online cult film magazine, The Mondo Film & Video Guide. As the editor over at “Mondo,” I worked with eight writers on a daily basis developing and researching high quality and unique film content. The site’s goal was to produce curatorial content versus report the news or gossip.
The Mondo Film & Video Guide received press from such media outlets as: Media Bistro, The L.A. Times, L.A. Weekly, Yahoo! Movies, MSNBC Movies, Cracked.com, PBS radio, and the Turner Classic Movies blog, MovieMorlocks.com
For the last 10 years I have also worked as a researcher with a emphasis on archival study. I assist publishers with research for their upcoming projects. In 2011, I worked with the Canadian publisher Apogee Prime on their volume on the technical aspects of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. 2001: The Lost Science showcases the research materials culled together by the film’s technical advisor Fred Ordway III.
From 2012 to 2014, I collaborated with the Colorado Publisher Centipede Press on a massive volume dedicated to Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film, The Shining. The volume is a exhaustive and scholarly study on Kubrick’s influential horror film. For my part, I conducted almost 30 new and in-depth interviews with the majority of the cast and crew of the film. Additionally, I also researched archival materials for the volume as well as secured the rights to never-before-seen photographs as well as located and cleared the re-publishing rights to essential pieces within the volume.
As a board member sitting on the Norman Mailer Society, I am also a archivist for the Society as well as within the Mailer Estate as I house over 300 audio/video entries from the Mailer Archives in Atlanta, GA. I also produce the Mailer Podcast over through the ProjectMailer.net portal. Vanity Fair magazine, in May of 2016, cited the show as one of their favorites.
My next book, Norman Mailer: Film is Like Death (A Cinema Reader) is slated to be published by Bloomsbury Academic in the Early Summer of 2017. The volume will feature news perspectives on Mailer’s 1960s avant-garde films as well as his 1987 film noir Tough Guys Don’t Dance. Contributors to the volume include: Jonas Mekas, Jonathan Rosenbaum, David Sterritt, Director of Photography John Bailey A.S.C., amongst others.
Other projects in the works as of 7/22/16: I am working on the officially biography of director Frank Perry (David & Lisa, Mommie Dearest, The Swimmer). For the last two and a half years I have been collaborating on the volume closely with the Perry Estate. I have exclusive access to the Perry Papers that reside at Weselyan University in Middletown, CT. I am also currently editing a volume about the films of Michael Bay.