- Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
Cutters Studios Detroit has promoted Justin Grosjean to editor. The announcement was made by executive producer Mary Connolly and managing director Kurt Kulas.
While Grosjean first joined the company four years ago as an intern, even at that time, he was already in the global spotlight for creative production. Starting in 2012, Justin and his twin brother John launched the very successful GoBroPros Youtube channel that included the highly-original “Skyrim” parody series. The series quickly attracted worldwide acclaim for its VFX-intensive execution, racking up over 5 million views to date. Also, as a student at Michigan State University (B.A., Media Arts and Technology Film, 2012), two MSU film projects he edited won 2014 and 2015 Regional Emmy Awards for Best Historical Documentary.
Grosjean made short work of ascending to the position of full-time assistant editor at Cutters, where his technical and creative insights made him an invaluable collaborator right away. Editors Louis Lyne, Kevin O’Brien, Kathryn Hempel and others uniformly describe his passion for the craft as “inspiring.” Grosjean’s dedication has led to shared editorial projects - and direct requests from clients. Among the leading agencies who regularly turn to him for high-profile projects are GTB (for clients Ford, Lincoln, Warriors in Pink), Commonwealth (for Chevrolet), and Driven Communications (for Fender and ELS).
Beyond Detroit, Grosjean has also impacted other Cutters Studios operations. In 2016 he spent time at Cutters Tokyo, supporting staff editors there and co-editing a spot with Aika Miyake for Love Liner which aired nationally in Japan. He returned to Detroit in time to collect another Michigan Emmy Award for a project he edited for the Detroit Lions, as well as the prestigious D Show Award for Editing Craft for his “25 Years in 25 Seconds” spot for The Detroit Red Wings.