Born in Whittier, California and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, filmmaker and motelier Justin Calen Chenn was, at various points, involved in crime and many self destructive habits before discovering film for the first time and then using it to eventually turn his life around.
Having now turned to the light, notable exploits in film to date include working as a screenwriter, creative executive, and sometimes director for the production company of international superstar Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Lady, etc.), associate producing upcoming feature film 'No Light And No Land Anywhere' by acclaimed director Amber Sealey and indie darling Miranda July, and working as a script consultant for films such as 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2' starring Donnie Yen, indie horror romance 'By Day's End' starring Bill Oberst Jr. and 'The Mechanic: Resurrection' starring Jason Statham. As a motelier, Justin is part of an ownership group that is currently resurrecting the first of what is aiming to eventually become a motel franchise.
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