Hey, I'm Joseph!

Los Angeles, California

Avid writer, record collector, guitarist, history buff, and environmental advocate, Joe began his career in the film industry 10 years ago and is looking forward to the next 10. Currently based in Los Angeles where he serves as Director of Rentals at the employee-owned Birns & Sawyer, Inc., Southern California's first motion picture equipment rentals and sales company, Joe originally hails from Washington where he grew up on a farm surrounded by animals and nature. He's proud to call Montana State University his alma mater where he won the Galusha Faculty Award for his 1950s period film, "Changing Stations", and is equally proud to have assisted the American Society of Cinematographers as they curated their list of "100 Milestone Films in Cinematography of the 20th Century." He has worked on numerous films, commercials, and political campaign spots, and when the time came to make his latest short film, "Collapse!", he wanted to take a fresh approach via the romantic comedy to reach people who don't necessarily think about environmental issues on a regular basis. Preproductuon took place in the spring and summer of 2020, a tough time indeed, which further drove his ambition to make something positive, light, fun, and made people feel good; not just the audience but the cast and crew as well. It's a story that could take place in any country, in any language, and is particularly relevant to our generation that says (in a humorous way) we should ALL do everything in our power NOW so that future generations will have a habitable planet to live on after we're gone. He is currently in preproduction on his next short film titled, "The Show That Got Me Signed", a story about nightclub singers in the 1960s.

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San Francisco, California Film Short
Drama, Sport

Isaiah, a 26 year old minor league baseball player, struggles to love the game when all that it brings him is constant suffering.

141%

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Twenty One at The Belle Saloon

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Western

A young, female saloon owner challenges a dangerous man to a deadly hand of Black Jack.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Snow Leopard

San Francisco, California Film Short
Drama, Music

A composer meets with her composition teacher to help put the final touches on a new piece for string quartet.

103%

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Five-Tool Player

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Sport

In the most defining season of his baseball career, a misfit star varsity player struggles to prove his worth to his militaristic father.

109%

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Through The Blinds Anthology

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Thriller

The chronicles and pitfalls of a home through the eyes of seven women over the decades.

123%

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Heritage Day

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Eight-year-old Evie becomes obsessed with playing Holocaust after dressing up like her estranged grandmother, a Holocaust survivor.

80%

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Desde La Tierra Muerta

Mexico City, Mexico Film Short
Drama, Horror

After being sold into an unwanted marriage in 1622, Eleonora struggles to find meaning and agency in her new life as a wife.

155%

This project got the green light!

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