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The Filmmakers

Benjamin Arfmann is a Los Angeles-based writer/director.  He recently graduated from UCLA's M.F.A. Film Directing program.  While attending UCLA, he was mentored by fellow Bruins Alexander Payne and Dustin Lance Black, wrote and directed numerous shorts, and helped produce Jason Kohl's "The Slaughter" (SXSW '13).  "Random Stop" is his thesis film. 




Representation:  Amotz Zakai, James Engle // Echo Lake //  (310) 789-4790


Writer / Director

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JP Castel (born August 8, 1988) is an American film producer and co-founder of Apex Cinema LLC. In his still short career, JP has been privileged to Direct/Produce various projects both internationally and domestically. As an award winning filmmaker, he strives to take the audience on a journey the likes of which they have never seen. At the University of California Los Angeles, JP has studied the art and technique of film producing and always pushes the logistical envelope. With a goal of creating blockbuster features, he will continue pursuing film through future employment in the entertainment studios.



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Director of Photography

Justin Perkinson is an award-winning American film director, cinematographer, and writer. Coming from a multicultural family (Virginian and Jamaican), he has lived and shot movies in several countries around the world. Justin received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College, graduating summa cum laude first in his class. He recently completed his dual MFA coursework in both Cinematography and Directing at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television. Justin is currently in China on a Fulbright Arts Grant, where he will shoot his MFA Directing thesis film. His MFA Cinematography thesis focuses on the exciting realm of first-person POV cinema. Justin is passionate about telling global stories in innovative ways - and proud to be part of the Random Stop team.

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