After receiving two degrees in film and television production from Chapman University and Orange Coast College, I moved to Hollywood in 2003 to work for Doggicam Systems. There I contributed to the work of Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Alfonso Cuaron, and many more top tier directors. I helped them execute their creative visions through the use of existing equipment and custom build systems for unique situations.
I also aided some of the top working Directors of Photography, including Emmanuel Lubezki and Mathew Libatique.
I directed several short films in college, winning Best Experimental Film and Best Cinematography. In 2010 I directed an energetic commercial for Monster Energy Drink, where I utilized my unique experience with specialty camera systems that I had gained through working at Doggicam Systems. It was then that I decided to pursue the opportunity to direct my first feature film, “WONDER VALLEY”, which will be released later this year.
Films that Joe has contributed to:
The Good Doctor
Dinner for Schmucks
Knight and Day
Get Him to the Greek
Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief
Crazy on the Outside
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer
Midnight Meat Train
Children of Men
The Next Three Days
Iron Man II
The Pursuit of Happiness
Quantum of Solace
My Own Worst Enemy
I Am Legend
3:10 To Yuma
The 40 year Old Virgin
War of the Worlds
Flight of the Phoenix
Television that Joe has contributed to:
Everybody Hates Chris
Lie to me
The Sarah Silverman Program
CSI: Las Vegas
My Own Worst Enemy
Name: Joseph Monahan
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Visions Entertainment LLC
Occupation: Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Production Manager and Line Producer
Unique traits: I know film inside and out. I watch about five new films and some old per week. I am completed obsessed with Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese and David Lynch. I am not sure if that's a trait but I'm saying it anyway. The reason I like them so much is I believe that all three of them have change the "form" or the "medium in some way. To me this is beyond difficult and is simply an amazing achievement.
Film by Visons Entertainment (Horror) Writer, Director, Producer Four friends head out into the desert for a weekend camping trip in the abandoned mining town of Wonder Valley. As the secrets of the empty town begin to be revealed, they'll be lucky to make it out alive.
"Wonder Valley" Best Actress award (Suziey Block), Wreak Havoc International Film Festival
Best Experimental film "Synchronicities"
Chapman University (Orange, CA)