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More Film Festivals On The Way!

I’ve had the pleasure of working with the talented young filmmaker Michael Bachochin a couple times. We first crossed paths in 2011 after I was cast in his epic independent feature “Endless Earth.” During that process, I met one of my best friends Shannon Brown and another one of my favorite people Gail Hafar. Production […]

Honored at the 48 Hour Film Festival

Recently, I participated in the 48 Hour Film race. It’s a project where filmmakers get together and complete a short film start to finish in 48 hours. Part of the fun here is that they give you a handful of specifics you need to incorporate into the film including the genre. A good friend of […]

Practically Married Debuts!

On January 1, 2012 I had a bit of creative inspiration. I was wrapping up some yoga and it came to me. A project that I could do with Mike Aparicio, Ray Hui and Tiffany Swalley. Three peeps I had wanted to work with on something for awhile. The idea: a comedic web-series commenting on […]

When Is The East West College Bowl Airing?

I don’t watch that much TV and there few shows that qualify as Must-See-TV (or in our modern world Must-DVR-TV). That being said, Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele” is inching closer to appointment TV status. These dudes are hilarious. Every time I see any snippet of their show – whether on the tube on the […]

Atta Boy Trevor!

One of my good friends recently had some good fortune. My buddy Trevor Pitzel, er, Trevor Anthony booked a role on the ABC hit show “Modern Family.” It was incredible news and instantly put a smile on my face once I heard. Trevor in many ways has been an inspiration to me. Similarly, he was […]

Time To Smile: Watch “The History of Rap”

Remember when Justin Timberlake was in N’Sync? Unless you were a teenage girl at the time, you probably didn’t view him as a megastar in the making. It’s mind boggling to think that JT has transformed himself from the curly-haired guy with frosted tips to a star that earns the affection of men and women […]

Creative Geniuses Everywhere!

My friend Natalie Carlascio posted this amazing video on the ole Facebooks a few months ago. After watching, I had to reshare and post it here. In this video, courtesy of Ted.com, Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert discusses our modern view of creativity and examines history to discover what’s at the heart of being an […]

Teachers Web Series Gets An A

I’ve posted about Matt Miller and the Katydids on my blog before. If you want a good laugh check out “How to Live Like Beyonce” and if you want to learn a thing or two about the acting in Chicago go here to hear Miller drop some knowledge. Matt and the the Katydids recently got […]

What About Chrissy (2012) – A Short Film By Joy K. Jones | Starring Charles Rasmussen

I’ve been working on pulling together a reel that includes snippets of my film work. The project has taken a bit longer than anticipated as I’m currently waiting on footage from over a dozen independent and short films. All in due time, I suppose. I’m just happy and grateful to be working so much. Below […]

The Katydids Tell Us: How to Live Like Beyonce. Finally!

Nice work by the Katydids and a bunch of other Chicago improvisers. I kinda wish this was acceptable behavior in public.

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