About

Joel Marsh has been making films since he was 13 years old, and in the past few years has been making films that have received acclaim at film festivals across the nation. With each film, Joel raises the stakes, and with a vast array of genres and subjects, who knows what is coming next. His films range from dramatic, to comedic, to completely inane, and each provides a window into the life of characters and their world.

Recently, Joel’s film “One Step Forward,” co-directed with Ben Crowell, won Best Film, Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Audience Award at the Boston 48 Hour Film Project. The film also screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012. The film was also selected as a staff pick on vimeo.com, giving it easy access to audiences worldwide.

Joel’s passion for films and filmmaking is the driving force in his life, and his zeal for the visual media is unmatched.

He really likes love and really doesn’t like tomatoes.

Currently, Joel attends the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts; pursuing his M.F.A. in Film Production.

Check out more info about Joel at his IMDb page!

Recent Filmography:

“Oil, Print, Red” – In Development
“Compound” – In Development
“Smell & Taste” – In Development
“The Engine Room” – In Development
“Stoned” – In Development
“An Ocean” – In Development
“Dysnomia” – In Development

“Animals” – Pre-Production – 2014
“Detention” – Pre-Production – 2014
“Weird Places to Have Sex” – Pre-Production – 2014

“Archery Shorts” – Post-Production – 2014
“Nightbear” – Post-Production – 2014
“Untitled Ben Crowell/Joel Marsh Film” – Filming – 2014
“ICP9-191″ – Post-Production – 2014

“Break” – 2014
“That Little Room, 133″ – 2014
“The Badger Sisters” – 2013
“fly” – 2012
“Man & Mouse” – 2012
“What I Didn’t Do at the End of the World” – 2012
“The Bunny” – 2012
“When” – 2011
“Daylight and Magic Don’t Mix” – 2011
“One Step Forward” – 2011
“only” – 2011
“Berea” – 2011
“eMpty” – 2010
“Brainwaves” – 2010
“Patterns” – 2010
“right here in my hands.” – 2009
“Way to Blue” – 2009
“Behind Closed Doors” – 2009
“Thriftee Save Training Video” – 2009
“Return to Sender” – 2009
“Marked” – 2009
“Border Games” – 2009
“Extreme CCs” – 2009
“Snippits” – 2009
“The Narrator” – 2008
“Levi’s Commercial” – 2008

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

“fly”
2014 Kodak Directing Scholarship Nominee
Official Selection (ARPA International Film Festival 2014)

“When”
Runner-up for Best Student Film (Aliens to Zombies Film Festival, Hollywood – 2012)

“What I Didn’t Do at the End of the World”
Winner: Audience Award and Special Achievement (Providence 48 Hour Film Project – 2012)

“The Bunny”
Winner: Best Film (Campus MovieFest Northeastern University Finale – 2012)
Winner: Best Directing (Campus MovieFest Northeastern University Finale – 2012)
Winner: Best Cinematography (Campus MovieFest Northeastern University Finale – 2012)
Winner: Best Actor, Christian Roberts (Campus MovieFest Northeastern University Finale – 2012)

“One Step Forward”
Official Selection (Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner – 2012)
Winner: Best Film (Boston 48 Hour Film Project – 2011)
Winner: Best Directing (Boston 48 Hour Film Project – 2011)
Winner: Best Cinematography (Boston 48 Hour Film Project – 2011)
Winner: Best Editing (Boston 48 Hour Film Project – 2011)
Winner: Audience Award, Group C (Boston 48 Hour Film Project – 2011)
Vimeo Staff Pick
Official Selection (Coolidge Shorts Program – March 2012)
Official Selection (ARPA International Film Festival 2014)

“Berea”
Winner: 1st Place Narrative Film (Boston Center for the Arts Young Filmmakers Festival – 2011)

“eMpty”
Nominated for Best Story (Campus MovieFest International Grand Finale – 2010)
Top 16 Films (Campus MovieFest Northern Regional Grand Finale – 2010)
Nominated for Best Costume Design (Campus MovieFest Northern Regional Grand Finale – 2010)
Best Comedy (Northeastern University Campus MovieFest – 2010)
Official Selection (CineYouth Film Festival – 2010)

“Border Games”
Audience Award (Providence 48 Hour Film Project – 2009)
Best Use of Line of Dialogue (Providence 48 Hour Film Project – 2009)

“The Narrator”
Runner Up for Best Film (Providence 48 Hour Film Project – 2008)
Best Musical Score (Providence 48 Hour Film Project – 2008)