After training formally with a cadetship as a photographer, Justine Kerrigan spent 8 years in stills, traveling to Japan, China, North America and Africa.
She studied cinematography at The Australian Film Television & Radio School finishing in 1997.
Since graduating she has worked on documentaries, tvc's, music videos, and numerous award winning films including "Flying Over Mother", "Lovely", "Inja" and "The Girl Who Swallowed Bees".
Career highlights include the short INJA which she filmed in South Africa was honoured with a nomination for Best Short at the 2003 Academy Awards.
The recipient of the Australian Cinematographers Society Encouragement Award in 1996/7,
she has also been awarded Gold & Silver Distinctions from the ACS.
"Lost Things" was her first feature length drama as DOP.
A horror film set on a remote beach that was produced through Ism Films; Ian Iveson, producer, Martin Murphy, director, and Stephen Sewell, writer.
With Director and Comedian Paul McDermott, she has produced and shot "The Scree" and "The Girl Who Swallowed Bees".
Both films premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2007 The Girl Who Swallowed Bees was honoured with an Australian Film industry Award for Best Short Animation.
A long time admirer of landscape and natural light, her next feature film project "Monkey Puzzle" followed this theme. An ambitious "available light' project that took her and camera crew into remote and difficult terrain.
Having recently returned from documentary work in Korea and Japan, Justine is currently working on a on a slate of projects that further these interests including a landscape photographic exhibition.