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Hey, I'm Joseph!

Oakland, California

I'm a film maker from the San Francisco Bay Area. I love shooting on film and telling unique stories with interesting characters. And I talk about myself too much. 

 

This is me directing my first feature. We shot on super 16mm in the mountains of Colorado!

 

 

 

My Projects

My Films

A gang of teenagers in the 1950's try to figure out what to do in an impossible situation — follow their leader or hang him out to dry before he turns on them?

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Bad Kids

2017

 • Short

by Austin Thomas Wood

Projects I'm Supporting

Oniphron

Portland Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A tale about a homeless immortal woman taken in by a Portlander.

85%

This project got the green light!

Ring is now STALLED

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Two strangers on dates from hell bond in the women's bathroom over their issues with love.

124%

This project got the green light!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York Festival
Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.

81%

This project got the green light!

Pozole

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

D.I.Y.

Philadelphia Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A queer couple is determined to tie the knot their own way.

125%

This project got the green light!

Interference

New York Short
Drama, Thriller

A violent altercation between a police officer and a black man left one person dead. A couple passing by must decide what they believe.

85%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

About a Donkey

New York Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.

108%

This project got the green light!

Custodian

Los Angeles Short
Animation, Fantasy

The macabre account of a man whose inner demons drive him to seek redemption in the aftermath of bloodshed.

101%

This project got the green light!

Building the American Dream

Austin Feature
Documentary

In the deadliest state for construction, undocumented workers fight for reform of the Texas industry while under the threat of deportation.

93%

This project got the green light!

A punk Daydream

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary

Indonesia has one of the biggest punk scenes in the world, amidst poverty, pollution and oppression.

101%

This project got the green light!

Ordinary Women

San Francisco Series
Animation, History

Feminist Frequency's new video series about defying stereotypes, challenging the status quo, and being extraordinary.

103%

This project got the green light!

Break

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Sometimes a door opens where you least expect it…

102%

This project got the green light!

The Long Haul

Seattle Feature
Comedy, Documentary

Magic Mike meets The Full Monty in a documentary featuring six "Average Joes"

113%

This project got the green light!

Things I Hate

New York Series
Comedy

A nice gal endures the indignities and humiliations of life in the big city, one episode at a time.

83%

This project got the green light!

Bad Kids

Cape Girardeau Short
Thriller, Crime

We all have a bad streak in us.

108%

This project got the green light!

Must Fool Everyone

Saint Louis Short
Comedy

Must Fool Everyone is a comedic short about a quirky guy mistaking an offer from his dream girl for playing the role of a lifetime.

101%

This project got the green light!

About Strangers

Los Angeles Series
Experimental, Drama

An ethereal and meditative journey that follows three drifters seeking an escape from their cycles of dissatisfaction and apathy.

106%

This project got the green light!

The Camel's Back

Nairobi Short
Drama, Fantasy

A beautiful short film exploring what healing and letting go can mean for a 13 year old teenage girl struggling with growing pains.

123%

This project got the green light!

Magic Pills

Toronto Feature
Documentary, Science

Homeopathy - the medicine they don't want you to know about. We need finishing funds! US contributions are tax deductible!

133%

This project got the green light!

OneWeekLoveFilm

New York Feature
Romantic Comedy

Two friends explore their relationship during a one week romance.

95%

This project got the green light!

Over Dinner

New Haven Short
Comedy, Drama

Frustrated by her eccentric mother's care-free role as grandmother, her adult daughter unravels their complicated past over dinner.

87%

This project got the green light!

Hijabi

Austin Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Alia, a Muslim-American teenager, has a secret night out with her friends that ends in an unexpected confrontation with her father.

112%

This project got the green light!

Huevos Rancheros

New Orleans Short
Drama

Lifelong friends, Danny and Marcus must confront the difference between them that could drive a wedge in their relationship.

108%

This project got the green light!

Abortifacient

Houston Feature
Drama, Horror

A film that explores gender and family issues in an "operatic cinema" story that fans of both art and psychological horror will appreciate.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Ladies Almanack

Chicago Feature
LGBTQ, Experimental

Hélène Cixous, Eileen Myles, Guinevere Turner, & more star in the epic tribute to women's writing.

114%

This project got the green light!

All Earthly Constraints

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Struggling screenwriter Emily writes a screenplay about struggling screenwriter Emma, who is secretly a superheroine named Emmageddon.

80%

This project got the green light!

BRIDES TO BE

Seattle Feature
LGBTQ, Thriller

The night before their wedding, two women battle sinister forces to save themselves, and each other.

112%

This project got the green light!

SuperZero

Series
Action, Comedy

When a 35 year old schlub jumps from a building only to land unharmed, he is forced to embrace his role as an invincible superhero.

100%

This project got the green light!

First Girl I Loved

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A lesbian high-schooler in Los Angeles falls in love with a young woman even more conflicted about her sexuality than she is.

80%

This project got the green light!

That's Not Us

New York Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

An intimate portrait of 3 couples on a beach weekend that tests the strength of their relationships

105%

This project got the green light!

Funeral Day

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy, Drama

A man skips his friend’s funeral in an attempt to start living his own life to the fullest.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Canary

Short
History, Thriller

One gold miner. One mine. One nightmare.

82%

This project got the green light!

Cross

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Film-Noir

A young Filipino backyard boxer enters a Mexican fight ring in the San Fernando Valley.

100%

This project got the green light!

FOG CITY

San Francisco Short
Drama, Mystery

A solitary amateur ballplayer confronts an invisible past in plain view of a new teammate.

58%

This project got the green light!

There is a New World Somewhere

Los Angeles Feature
Drama

A troubled woman is seduced by a stranger who takes her on a road trip through America's deep south.

27%

This project got the green light!

Love Land

Austin Feature
Drama

A young woman with an intellectual disability fights the label that keeps her from her community.

84%

This project got the green light!

Movies & Shows I Recommend

Farah tries to lose her virginity while on the 2004 campaign trail with her best friends.

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Farah Goes Bang

2015

 • Feature

by Meera Menon

Awkward 'n' Awesome Rock 'n' Roll

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The Crumbles

2012

 • Feature

by Akira Boch

Two twentysomething childhood friends reunite to solve the mystery of a missing golden retriever.

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City Strays

2013

 • Feature

by Mike Elsherif

An Ojibwe boy searches for a safe place for he and his younger sister on the Leech Lake reservation.

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Rez

2014

 • Short

by Dominique DeLeon

A man wakes up in a Koreatown hallway, naked except for a cock ring and a frilly scarf.

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Coming To

2015

 • Short

by Lindsey Haun

A Native American fishing couple negotiate the changing waters beneath them.

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80 to 90 ft

2014

 • Short

by Jason B. Kohl

Look inside the hearts of two rabid NFL fans as they battle the rising costs of major league sports.

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America's Parking Lot

2012

 • Feature

by Jonny Mars

Sometimes the darkest souls shine the brightest light.

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Barbaric Genius

2012

 • Feature

by Paul Duane

A boy and his working class mother face separate but entwined struggles to survive in South LA.

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Botiando

2007

 • Short

by Victor Hugo Duran

Explore the overlap of prisons and racial oppression, as well as alternative visions for justice.

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Broken On All Sides

2012

 • Feature

by Matthew Pillischer

A short film about women, Puerto Rico, and sexuality...

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Gabi

2012

 • Short

by Zoe Salicrup-Junco

Two little bug lovers find love.

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Love Bug

2009

 • Short

by Kat Candler

Beware your childhood fantasies, as they might be even more dangerous in person.

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Jabberwocky

2012

 • Short

by Ted Eschweiler

A woman from the future fights to protect her new identity from her old one.

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Movement and Location

2015

 • Feature

by Alexis Boling

In the birthplace of hip-hop, two rappers wait for a record producer on a lonely street corner.

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For Flow

2011

 • Short

by Jason Camp

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