Justin Bratton, newest member of The Collective, is an established host, actor, model, and film-maker based in the Asia-Pacific Region. Of American and Burmese descent, Justin has had a somewhat unorthodox journey from his native Texas to the entertainment world of Asia.
After graduating from the University of Texas with a double degree in Communications and Hispanic Studies, he deferred a corporate career in order to travel and explore the world. His off-beat adventures took him first to Mexico where he played semi-professional soccer and worked in a store selling fake-plants, and then on to Australia where he was employed as a door to door salesmen. He then travelled north, backpacking through Southeast Asia and working as an English teacher in Thailand before finally arriving in Singapore, where a local friend persuaded him to try modeling. Although he was somewhat reluctant at first, the rest is, of course, history as Justin built up an extensive portfolio of TV commercials and campaigns while modeling across the region.
Through his successful TV commercial career, Justin discovered a love for film, and expanded his skills to include writing, directing, producing, as well as acting. Having established himself as an independent film-maker, he has created his own artistic work such as Cupid and The Princess and acted in films such as Art of Living, Inertia and the critically acclaimed Final Recipe.
During a year-long stint in Kuala Lumpur, Justin advanced into the hosting scene, and he is quickly becoming known in the region as a versatile crowd favorite, having hosted events for Davidoff Champion, Manhunt, Hennessy Artistry, F1 Grand Prix in Sepang, Mixed by Singha, and The Apartment Live with Jamie Durie. This past year he has branched out yet again, taking on the unforgiving world of stand-up comedy and performing regularly at The Londoner in Bangkok.
Recently Justin returned to his backpacking roots to host Heineken’s award winning series The Passport, traveling solo from Inner Mongolia to Bangkok using nothing but beer as currency.
Although only recently arrived back in Singapore, Justin is already busy with several projects – starring in a new film for FZD media, as well as shooting for publications such as Surface Asia and August Man, and Hosting for Estee Lauder. He is happy to be back where it all began and keen to get started on some new adventures in the Lion City. It looks like that corporate career may have to wait a while…
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