Griffin was born and raised in New York City. He has been using cameras since he could walk and owned his first polaroid camera at age 5. While attending Staten Island Technical High School, he filmed assemblies, social events, health and fitness videos, sweet sixteens, promotional videos and his first documentary in Moscow. While still in high school, he won his first film awards in the KAT film festival for Best Director and Critics Choice.
Griffin left New York City to attend Penn State University and studied Management of Information Systems and Entrepreneurship. In his classes, Griffin created a business plan for a new film production company with a startup mentality and pitched it to the university through various mediums. The most successful pitch was when he won the 7th annual Lion’s Cage Competition. Griffin worked with Ryan Blaschak to direct Dear Old State and eventually purchased the rights to the film with Alan He to release it under their new venture, the Boustany Film Company, LLC. Griffin named the company after his grandfather, Paul Boustany, a Clio Award winning director that inspired him to get into the industry. Dear Old State was distributed through Barnes and Nobles in State College, PA and served as the jump off point for the company.
After graduating, Griffin moved the company to Michigan to expand the startup and produce American Automotive. Since then, the Boustany Film Company has produced content with clients across the United States.