Like Barbra and Woody, Joan Deraval is a true Brooklyn native. Growing up in the richly diverse neighborhood of East Flatbush, she developed a genuine curiosity about what inspires people. The profound images of abuse at the Willowbrook State School expose in the 70's moved Joan to go into Special Education Services, working with children and adults with cognitive differences. Joan pursued her MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work and established her career as a leader in a variety of not for profit management positions.
Joan made her filmmaking debut in 2006 as the Executive Producer of the Mexican short, "La Chiva". She is now a creative and business partner in ScorpyoFilms, working as a marketing guru and turbo-charged detail oriented producer.
Tribeca All Access® | 2007