Joe is a Toronto-born director and writer currently in post production on a digital original family series entitled, Detention Adventure (CBC). His most recent film, financed from bravoFACT!, the award-winning dark comedy short Must Kill Karl has screened at over fifteen festivals, won awards, including: Best Comedy at HollyShorts, Golden Sheaf for Best Comedy, Best International Short, Best Director, and has been selected by the Nationial Screen Institute’s Features First program to be developed as a feature film. Shaftesbury films recently optioned Joe’s family TV adventure series, Magical Geographic. His previous credits include the award-winning short film Frigid, created with the generous participation of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council, and the award-winning short film Distilled Love, which received the National Screen Institute’s Drama Prize. His feature film Two Days Till Tomorrow screened at festivals across North America and won a limited Canadian theatrical release with AMC Theatres.