JOE KICAK is a CSA-winning television director and filmmaker. He is the Showrunner/EP, director, writer, and co-creator of the award-winning 3-season series DETENTION ADVENTURE (HBO Max, CBC, iTV). The series was recently nominated for fifteen Canadian Screen Awards and won for Best Youth Series, and Best Visual Effects. Detention Adventure has also been nominated for two Writers Guild of Canada awards, won the 2020 Kidscreen award for Best Series.
Joe is currently directing eight episodes of the new one-hour docudrama series MISSION: UNEXPLAINED (Discovery+), produced by Blue Ant Studios.
Joe is the director/co-producer of the comedy short, MUST KILL KARL (Austin Film Festival ’18). The film won Best Comedy at HollyShorts Film Festival ’18 and was featured on Short of the Week and Directors Notes. He directed the short films FRIGID and DISTILLED LOVE. Joe is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Advanced Television & Film Program and a member of the Directors Guild of Canada, the Writers Guild of Canada, and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.