Photo by Ben Weinstein

Background

Joel is an RMIT graduate, completing a Masters of Communication with honours, and has also had training through a number of Industry initiatives, such as an attachment with the late Oscar winning director Anthony Minghella on his civil war epic Cold Mountain. 

His breadth of experience covers producing, directing and creating on a range of film, television and digital content. Production credits include directing on Season 3 of The Saddle Club and background-director/producer’s assistant on the Sony feature film Spin Out.

He has also made a host of diverse, high-end short films that have screened both locally and worldwide, from the kids adventure film Gravediggers to the Tropfest finalist film Here Today. His Raw Nerve finalist film Dinner for Three screened on the ABC and Joel has just completed a new short film, The Contract, which screened at this years St Kilda Film Festival. 

Joel is currently the creative-director at Sherpa Projects, a digital production studio, and also has his own company Screen Invaders, which is developing a slate of exciting projects. 

After being selected in the 2017 ‘Ones to Watch’ program, run by SPA, Joel won the ‘ones to watch’ emerging producer award at last year’s Screen Producer Awards. This has led to a first look development deal with SBS.