Brent Joseph is an award-winning writer, director & editor who makes documentaries, fiction and experimental films.

WRITER-DIRECTOR

BEIRUT ON THE BAYOU chronicles Brent’s cousin, Raif Shwayri, as he traces their family story from Lebanon to Louisiana. Commissioned by the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York. Features an original Arabic score including a cover of the Cajun classic “La Danse de Mardi Gras.” 

 

Press Kit

An illustration of South Louisiana from Southern filmmaker Brent Joseph's documentary, "Beirut on the Bayou."
A photo of a Lebanese peddler from Southern filmmaker Brent Joseph's documentary, "Beirut on the Bayou."
A photo of the early morning bayou from Southern filmmaker Brent Joseph's documentary, "Beirut on the Bayou."
A flooded street after Hurricane Katrina from Brent Joseph's documentary "Holdout"
The world "HELP" written on the ground after Hurricane Katrina. From Brent Joseph's documentary "A Loud Color"
A Black man holds up an historical document ruined by Hurricane Katrina in Brent Joseph's film "A Loud Color"

HOLDOUT and A LOUD COLOR are portraits of New Orleans residents as they grappled with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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EDITOR

Assistant editor on films by David Fincher, Larry Clark, Seth Rogen and many other Hollywood and independent filmmakers.

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Editor of branded content including: “Bounce Meets Vogue,” a short for Microsoft produced by Court 13 (Beasts of the Southern Wild)a commercial for Kennedy Space Center and teaser trailers for American Horror Story.

Editor of documentaries and narrative films that have aired on PBS, MTV and screened at numerous festivals including SXSW & Slamdance. Projects include Five Time Champion by Berndt Mader and True Life: I'm Living in Iraq by David Schisgall.

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Editor of several films that focus on race and class in his hometown of New Orleans, including: SHELL SHOCKED (National PBS broadcast) and THE WELCOME TABLE, in which he worked closely with the office of mayor, Mitch Landrieu.

EXPERIMENTS

Writer-Director of MIRZA THE MIRACULOUS, an experimental sci-fi movie shot in the mountains along the U.S.-Mexico border. The film incorporated a cosmos constructed out of abstract paintings by Iva Gueorguieva as well as Dustbusters repurposed as spaceships. Features an original analog electronic score by organist-inventor Quintron.

A spaceship descends into a mining town in the film "Mirza the Miraculous" by Brent Joseph
A dustbuster spaceship flies through the cosmos in the film "Mirza the Miraculous" by Brent Joseph
The hands of musican Quintron are seen playing an analog keyboard as he records the soundtrack Brent Joseph's film "Mirza the Miraculous"

Writer-Director of BULLFROGS, a transgressive re-telling of the damsel-in-distress story. Shot on 16mm deep in the Louisiana swamp. Starring Paul Soileau AKA Christeene. Original score by Curtis Heath. Screened at NewFest, New York's oldest and largest LGBTQ festival.

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A black and white still from Brent Joseph's film "Bullfrogs"
A black and white still from Brent Joseph's film "Bullfrogs"
A black and white still from Brent Joseph's film "Bullfrogs"