Joel worked for Paramount Pictures for three years, initially as executive assistant to John Goldwyn, President of the Motion Picture Group, then later promoted to Director of Creative Affairs. In September 2000, Joel joined Energy Entertainment as a literary manager, where he oversaw the creative development of all the company’s client material. He left Energy in 2001 to direct the feature film Heaven’s Pond, released by Artisan Entertainment in 2003. Joel also produced two music videos for Los Angeles recording artist Brooke Ramel and the short films Socket Wrench and Willowbee (starring Amy Smart).
He is currently producing and directing his second feature, Strictly Sexual, written by Stevie Long and slated to begin production early in 2004.
Tribeca All Access® | 2004