A self-confessed movie geek, Joel’s passion is the art of storytelling through moving image.
Straight out of high school Joel received a fully funded attachment from Film Victoria, training with Oscar winning director Anthony Minghella on his Civil War epic ’Cold Mountain’.
After producing a Tropfest finalist in 2001, Joel went on to making commercials for brands such as The Age and Holden. Since then, Joel has moved between producing, writing and directing on a wide range of projects, from music videos to web content. In addition to his advertising work, Joel directed on Season 3 of ’The Saddle Club’ for Channel 9, as well as ABCs successful kids series’ ’Prank Patrol’. He has also produced and directed a number of acclaimed short films, including the high-end, family-adventure ’Gravediggers’, co-financed by LA based movie-studio Relativity Media.
Most recently, Joel was selected for the Raw Nerve Initiative, run by Open Channel and Screen Australia. His short film ’Dinner for 3’, which he co-wrote and directed will be broadcast on the ABC later this year.
With experience in scripted story telling, Joel is an exciting addition to Bengar’s director roster.