Justin Simien is an American filmmaker, actor and author. Simien is the creator of the indie film Dear White People, and its eventual televised adaption series of the same name; he serves as executive producer, director, and writer for the series, credited for directing the episodes Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter X, Vol. 2 Chapter I, Vol. 2 Chapter VI, Vol. 2 Chapter VIII, and Vol. 2 Chapter X, as well as writing the respective Volume One and Volume Two episodes except Vol. 2 Chapter VIII.
- Best First Screenplay, 2015 Spirit Awards
- Directors to Watch, 2014 Palm Springs Independent Film Festival
- Breakthrough Talent, 2014 Sundance Film Festival