"My mission is to inspire, uplift, and awaken the human spirit through storytelling."
Joe has produced and/or directed over 200 films, music videos, commercials, and documentaries. He's garnered awards at film festivals across the U.S. for his films, documentaries, and music videos. In 2019, his latest film Our Story won the award for Best Romantic Comedy at Top Shorts Festival and his Feature Screenplay Fugitive Zero won Best Thriller Screenplay at LA Film Awards. He recently directed the documentary movie, The Hospital Cure, which focuses on transforming rural healthcare in rural America.
Past clients include American Red Cross, The United Way, Rotary Club, California Highway Patrol, American Film Market, and People's Choice Awards to name a few. He's also produced music videos for award-winning bands such as The Joe Hurt Band (Winner of Single of the Year - LA Music Awards, 2009), Justin Lanning (Winner of Spiritual Single of the Year - LA Music Awards, 2011) and other artists.
Joe earned a BFA in Motion Pictures & Television - Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA
Filmmaking Success: Making the Teen Comedy
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Campus Chronicles (Inspirational Film Story)
Joe is a Serial Entrepreneur and Partner in 3 businesses:
Shining Light Housing (Real Estate)
The Healing Tree (Online & Retail Store)
Village Green Cafe & Retreat (Cafe & Vacation Rental)
A book about the essential elements that make up the high school comedy genre. A valuable resource for filmmakers who want to learn what it takes to make a successful Teen Comedy. The book draws examples from the Top 25 most profitable teen comedies such as Superbad, American Pie, and Mean Girls.