Hardy Justice is a partner at Illuminated Content, a film and television finance and production company that he started this year with the actor Liev Schreiber and Matthew Stillman (of Stillking). Prior to Illuminated, he headed up development and production for Maven Pictures, where he served as exec-producer on such films as Andrea Arnold’s American Honey (winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival), Richard Linklater’s Bernie (starring Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine) and the Toronto Film Festival selection Berman and Pulchini’s Girl Most Likely (starring Kristin Wiig and Annette Benning and based on blacklist script).
His other credits include the Oscar-nominated The Kids Are All Right and the genre films Wildling (starring Bel Powley and Liv Tyler) which premiered at SXSW in 2018, and Boaz Yakin’s Boarding School. Most recently, he exec-produced Guy Nattiv’s Skin, starring Jamie Bell and Danielle MacDonald. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival 2018 and sold to A24.
Prior to Maven, he headed up the New York development office at Scott Rudin Productions, where he worked on such films as Nora Ephron’s Julie and Julia, Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, Nancy Meyer’s It’s Complicated, Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg and The Social Network.
Prior to SRP, Mr. Justice headed up the development and production department of Robert DeNiro’s film company, Tribeca Productions. During his tenure at Tribeca, he worked on a number of critically acclaimed and box office hits including such comedies as Meet the Fockers (highest grossing comedy of all time with box office of $500MM), Meet the Parents (over $100MM), and Analyze This/Analyze That (over $100MM), as well as such varied films as Academy Award Nominated Wag the Dog, Rent, and The Good Shepherd.
He produced the film Stage Beauty for director Richard Eyre and served as primary producer on set for this and other Tribeca films. He Co-Produced the Academy-Award nominated (Best Screenplay) film About a Boy, starring Hugh Grant and Rachel Weitz, and has produced projects for television, including movies for Comedy Central, as well as series and mini-series for HBO.