Joe Gressis is a producer, writer and director based in Los Angeles with extensive experience in creating and producing award winning films, television and new media. Nominated for three Emmy Awards, a Streamy New Media Award, an honoree at myriad film festivals--including Sundance--Gressis is consistently on the cutting edge of innovating content across media platforms that is as commercially successful as it is critically acclaimed. A member of the Writers Guild and the Editors Guild, his work as both an artist and a producer offer him a unique ability to combine business acumen with a creative sensibility.
Film work includes producing and editing the award winning multi-million dollar features, A Little Help with Jenna Fischer and Chris O'Donnell, and Home Run Showdown with Matthew Lillard, Barry Bostwick, and Dean Cain. For Defy Media, via Google's original content project for YouTube, Joe created, produced, wrote and directed Oishi High School Battle, one of the most popular series on the web with over eighty million views.
Again for Defy Media, Joe developed and executive produced the successful series 16 Bit High School.
His TV credits include writing Crash & Bernstein for Disney XD, and producing and editing multiple shows for ABC, Discovery, Comedy Central, Adult Swim, and the CW, as well as Emmy winning made for TV films and over a dozen independent films including the franchise-launching horror film, V/H/S.
He has also produced and edited investigative documentaries and web videos for political and non-profit groups such as The Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University, and the Children’s Defense Fund.
He is also the founder of the Collaboration Filmmakers Challenge, now in its ninth year, and he has been a managing partner in successful production companies Secret Handshake Entertainment and Very Important Productions.
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