At age 22, Joey Curtis completed his first feature film 'Brother Tied,' as writer/producer/editor. The film made its American premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998. The film traveled to over 30 festivals and won international awards at 6.
At age 27, Joey completed his second feature, 'Quattro Noza,' which he wrote, directed, co-photographed, and edited. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2003 where it won Best Cinematography and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. The film was also nominated for 2 Independent Spirit Awards in 2004, Best First Feature and Best Cinematography. It premiered internationally at Berlinale. Lionsgate distributed in 2005 as 'Streets of Legend,' premiering at Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
Joey went on to write the screenplay 'Blue Valentine', starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. 'Blue Valentine' premiered at Sundance in 2010 to great acclaim then premiered internationally at the Cannes Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival. It received 2 Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor and Actress. Michelle Williams received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. The Weinstein Company released the film December 31, 2010 to rave reviews and a highly successful theatrical run.
In 2014, Joey was hired to write the feature length screenplay, ‘Girl on the Edge,’ the dramatic story of a self-destructive teenage girl who is sent away to an alternative healing center in the wilderness. The film won 13 film festivals and was distributed by Showtime Networks.
Joey was then hired to write and direct a post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi feature, ‘2307: Winter’s Dream.’ The story chronicles the journey of a future soldier sent on a mission to hunt down the leader of the humanoid rebellion. This $750K epic Indy film won 7 film festivals and garnered worldwide distribution in over 20 countries, and scoring a US theatrical release through Vertical Entertainment in 11 AMC theaters across the country on October 6th, 2017.
2307: WINTER’S DREAM
Winner of 7 International Film Festivals
Vertical Entertainment Release
GIRL ON THE EDGE
Starring – Taylor Spreitler, Peter Coyote,
The Weinstein Company Release
Starring – Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams
1 - Academy Award Nomination
2 – Golden Globe Nominations
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival,
Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival
WINNER - Sundance Film Festival
Independent Spirit Award Nominee
Best First Feature
Official Selection Berlin Film Festival
LIONSGATE as STREETS OF LEGEND
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival
GRAND JURY PRIZE
Mannheim Germany International Film Festival
GRAND JURY PRIZE Kudzu Film Festival
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE Florida Film Festival
Joey Curtis is a multi-award winning director & screenwriter of feature films, commercials, short films & music videos.