Justin Dec was born and raised in Woburn, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. He graduated with a BSA in Film from Full Sail University in 2001. He worked for many years as a production assistant before writing/directing his first short film, "Rolling", a film festival favorite that won Best Director at the 2010 New York Television Festival. He has two Vimeo Staff Picks, an Addy-Award Winning commercial campaign, and over 10 million views online. His feature film debut "Countdown" was the #1 new movie opening weekend at the domestic box office. The film cost $6.5 million and has grossed over $48 million worldwide.