Justine McCloskey graduated with honours from Ryerson University's BFA Film Studies program in 2013, specializing in writing and production design. In 2012 she won the prestigious Norman Jewison Award for Innovation in Filmmaking. She was also nominated for the 2013 Dean's Essay Award for her essay "Grete Suffraunce: Dysentery and The Crusades."
After working as a Photographer and Video Producer at THP Agency, Justine went on to attend the University of Toronto where she received her MA in Art History while TA-ing media and photography courses with both UofT and OCADu. She currently works at the not-for-profit artist run centre LIFT in the tech department, where she helps other independent artists create.