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Justin R. Durban

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Justin R. Durban
Justin R. Durban
Background information
Birth nameJustin R. Durban
Also known asEdgen
Born (1977-12-07) 7 December 1977 (age 45)[1]
OriginMadisonville, Kentucky
GenresFilm scores, Film
Occupation(s)Composer, Director, Digital Artist
Instrumentspiano, guitar,
Years active2001–present

Justin R. Durban (born in Memphis, Tennessee) and raised in the small town of Madisonville, Kentucky. He is an American composer and filmmaker. He is also known as Edgen to many media creating communities.

Early career[edit]

One of his first musical scores was the 35 mm film Firecracker (directed by Steve Balderson), which was accepted into the Raindance Film Festival in London, England in October 2004. Firecracker later went on to win numerous awards and was named on Roger Ebert's list of 2005's best films.[2]

Recent works[edit]

Durban continues to write music for the boutique trailer music company, X-Ray Dog Music, located in Burbank. By writing orchestral music through X-Ray Dog, his music has been used in theatrical and television trailers for films such as James Cameron's Avatar, Brave, Australia, Miracle at St. Anna, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Hulk, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Express: The Ernie Davis Story, and Stomp the Yard.

In 2008 he completed the feature film Semum which was later picked up by Warner Brothers Turkey for international distribution. He also wrote the score to the internet-released film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men directed by Tim Russ and the feature film InAlienable, directed by Robert Dyke and starring Walter Koenig, Richard Hatch, and numerous cast members of the Star Trek series old and new. His latest film score is to the feature The Blackout directed by Robert Sanders of Starway Pictures. GPS - The Movie (dir. Eric Colley) won Best Action Film at AOF Festival 2008.[3]


Personal life[edit]

Durban currently resides between Austin, Texas and Los Angeles, California with his wife and children as creative director for his film production company, "Edgen Films".


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