After studying Shakespeare in college, nepotism from a construction worker Uncle in NJ delivered the education that would actually keep Joe fed. Over the years, his time swinging a hammer dwindled as he studied at the Royal National Theatre, acted in touring children's theater, wrote & directed two indie features, joined the WGA, and started a family... And on occasion, he still opens his toolbox.
McClean’s most recent writing and producing credit is VIRAL, which was directed by Blair Underwood and starring Blair, Sarah Silverman, Jeanine Mason, and Alfre Woodard. Viral will be released in 2022. McClean's writer / director feature credits include Life Tracker and The Drama Club.
The Drama Club
Film (Drama) Writer In a twisted maze of ex-lovers, old grudges, and new spouses, friends who haven't seen each other in 20 years fall down a rabbit hole of alcohol-fueled bad decisions.
Resident Evil: Vendetta
Film (Animation, Action, Adventure, Horror and 2 More) Writer BSAA Chris Redfield enlists the help of government agent Leon S. Kennedy and Professor Rebecca Chambers from Alexander Institute of Biotechnology to stop a death merchant with a vengeance from spreading a deadly virus in New York.
To Be or Not to Be
Film (Short, Drama, History and Thriller) Producer Set in the American desert at the turn of the century, Hamlet wanders into the wilderness with the intention of killing himself.
Film (Short and Drama) Writer A father and son who've never met, meet up for coffee.
Film (Sci-Fi) Writer Dillon stumbles on a little known news story about a company called Life Tracker Limited, which claims it has discovered a way to predict biological events in a human's life by looking at their DNA. Everyone views the story as a modern day form of palm reading that will go nowhere, but Dillon keeps turning on his camera when he finds articles on the Internet or hears about it on the news. The story keeps getting bigger. People all over the world are paying tons of money to see if their DNA shows any trace of disease, or future children, or when they'll die. With little to no resources, Dillon is left to guerilla style street interviews and filming the reactions of his small group of friends. When Dillon, his best friend Scott, and Scott's girlfriend Bell all get their futures predicted their lives start to change... along with the world itself. Nothing is physically changed in any single person's day-to-day life, but the ideas that have been put in people's heads convince them to flip... Written by Joe McClean
How to Make a David Lynch Film
Film (Short and Comedy) Writer A man and woman find a 1950's style educational video that teaches them How To Make A David Lynch Film.
The Studebakers: Episode 1 - Money, Please!
Film (Short and Comedy) Writer A "Leave It To Beaver" 1950's family plays their favorite American Real Estate board game. Money Please! In an absurd twist, the game play begins to reflect the reality of the real estate market, and the characters are pushed into lives of crime, sex and violence, where only the fittest survive. Written by Joe McClean
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Film (Drama) Writer When LAPD officer, Adam Wilson returns home early and finds a stranger named Luke, hovering over his daughter with her blood on his hands, he goes ballistic and arrests the man on the spot. However, after insufficient evidence gets this guy off, Wilson turns to alcohol for salvation, causing his wife to divorce him. One year later, Janet Wilson relocates to her brother's home where she is determined to start over. When her bro's meddling wife Andrea sets her husband's sister up on a blind date, things spiral out of control as Janet unknowingly falls in love with the man responsible for her daughter's death. Written by Megan Rellahan