Joe Bohn

Joe Bohn

HKCorp (Head of US Production)

Actor, assistant director and director in Los Angeles, California

About Joe

An award winning writer and director, Joe Bohn was a resident of Rockford, Illinois before moving to California in 2006. An ever evolving artist, Joe traveled the world. He studied writing while living in London and explored much of Europe. After returning to the states, he finished his Bachelors degree from Rockford College and went on to earn his Masters degree in film from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. While in Northern California, he worked on music videos for Angels and Airwaves and Linkin Park and starred in Twisted Arrows feature film Jake’s Dead.

His last short film, Checkmate, went on to win multiple awards and nominations including Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Picture, Accolade Award, and an Audience Favorite award. Of note is that Checkmate received distribution, a feat which is unheard of for most short films. At 25, he had his masters degree and was one of the rising stars of the bay area film scene. Being a big fish in a small pond wasn’t enough for Joe, and he soon moved down to Los Angeles.

Joe’s interest in film started in high school where he starred and acted in nearly a dozen plays both at school and the local theatres. He quickly started shooting his own short films and from there took to studying the art of filmmaking himself. This led him to his college career and eventually his professional career to date.

Recently Joe has worked with such actors as Miley Cyrus, the Kardashians, Jonathan Lipnicki, Stephen Webber, Mariel Hemmingway, and Levar Burton. He worked with the Russo Brothers, who are gearing up to direct Captain America 2, on several films they executive produced.

As a writer and director Joe has several films in development. His screenplay “Checkmate”, which was just announced into the quarterfinals of the Nicholl’s Fellowship, one of the most prestigious and competitive screenplay competitions in the world. His webseries “Joe and MJ” has received acclaimed reviews and is preparing the second season for production. His pilot “Yonderquest” is currently in talks with several networks.


Name: Joe Bohn

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: HKCorp (Head of US Production)

Occupation: Actor, Assistant Director, Director and Screenwriter

Unique traits: Familiar with all major software.

Awards

  • Best Narrative
    (2015)

  • Best Screenplay
    (2014)

  • Best Actor in a Comedy
    (2013)

  • Director of the Year
    (2013)

  • Best Actor in a Drama
    (2012)

Projects

  • American Bistro

    American Bistro (2017)
    Film (Adventure, Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A heartfelt adventure about a milquetoast accountant, Medor, whose perfect life is ruined when he discovers his wife having an affair with his boss. Having lost everything, he finds refuge in his estranged, deadbeat nephew and together, they chase his old, forgotten dream: opening a restaurant.

  • You Have a Nice Flight

    You Have a Nice Flight (2017)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • The Robbery

    The Robbery (2017)
    Film (Short, Action, Comedy, Crime and 2 More) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Crystal robs a liquor store-it goes pretty OK.

  • Still Devout

    Still Devout (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Beast Mode

    Beast Mode (2016)
    Film (Comedy and Horror) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When Breen Nash accidentally kills his only client and meal ticket, he turns to an ancient herbal extract with the hope that it will resurrect both his client and his career, but soon learns this elixir brings out the worst in those who imbibe, turning them into bloodthirsty, shape-shifting beasts and leaving Breen no recourse but to stop the creatures himself before his own inner beast consumes him. Written by Chris Freeman

  • Special Forces

    Special Forces (2016)
    Film (Short, Action and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A detective is forced to work with two lowly, bumbling, not so super powered superhero cops to save the city from a villain's sinister plot.

  • Don't Kill It

    Don't Kill It (2016)
    Film (Action, Fantasy and Horror) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When an ancient demon is accidentally unleashed in a sparsely populated Mississippi town of Chickory Creek, their only hope of survival lies in the hands of a grizzled old demon hunter Jebediah Woodley and his reluctant partner FBI agent Evelyn Pierce.

  • MatPat's Game Lab

    MatPat's Game Lab (2016)
    Television (Reality-TV) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director MatPat and a bunch of other youtubers take on the challenge of video games but in real life.

  • Emma's Chance

    Emma's Chance (2016)
    Film (Drama, Family and Sport) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director While fulfilling her community service hours at a horse rescue ranch, Emma forms an unlikely bond with an abused show horse who won't let anyone ride him. Gaining new skills and confidence, Emma hatches a plan to redeem herself and ultimately save the ranch she's grown to love. Written by Anna Elizabeth James

  • Drone Wars

    Drone Wars (2016)
    Film (Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In a flash, the invasion began and ended. Filled with smoke and fire, the sky is now littered with ships hovering above for miles in every direction. These ships reap the Earth of all its resources, while DRONES patrol the now-ruined cities, taking out anything that they deem a threat. Human survivors group together, desperately trying to resurrect any semblance of normalcy they once had. Amidst the chaos, a small team of scientists hidden away in the bowels of Los Angeles are all that is left to defeat the drones and take down the motherships once and for all.

  • Deadly Reunion

    Deadly Reunion (2016)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Ten years after graduation, a mini-reunion is organized by Tom and Jill Miller at their home, inviting only the special friends that were in their clique and one fringe member, Bobby Zwick, whom they had done a terrible wrong. Bobby said all was forgiven, but he was not telling the truth. Written by William B. K.

  • Water Colors

    Water Colors (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Sarah, a young woman with Aspergers, is on a mission; to find out whether or not she's pregnant, until her non-autistic sister Ditsa derails her plan with unexpected news.

  • Pareidolia

    Pareidolia (2015)
    Film (Short, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Having trouble distinguishing nightmare from reality, Des starts to question his own identity.

  • Tony Tango

    Tony Tango (2015)
    Film (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Tony, a Latin dance instructor with high cholesterol and an even higher belief in his own sex appeal, is a big fish in the small pond of his elderly dancing students. But when his family's dance studio is in danger of falling into the hands of his arch enemy, the cocky religious zealot Diego, he's got to compete against the big boys in high-stakes competition. To do that, he'll need the help of his coach Sam, a disgraced former dancing legend, and his partner, the sweet but high strung Helena, who's bitter at Tony for his tragic dance lesson with her grandma. Written by Anonymous

  • Cowboys vs Dinosaurs

    Cowboys vs Dinosaurs (2015)
    Film (Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director After an accidental explosion at a local mine, dinosaurs emerge from the rubble to terrorize a small western town. Now, a group of gunslingers must defend their home if anyone is going to survive in a battle of cowboys versus dinosaurs.

  • The Martial Arts Kid

    The Martial Arts Kid (2015)
    Film (Action and Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Robbie Oakes is a delinquent who has acted out after the death of his mother. Tired of his antics, his grandmother sends Robbie to Cocoa Beach, Florida to live with his Aunt Cindy and Uncle Glen. On his first night, Robbie meets Rina at a local convenience store, but is bullied by Rina's boyfriend Bo. The next day after school, Robbie meets Cindy at her beach-side restaurant, where they are confronted by another bully. Cindy reveals her martial arts skills and Robbie, deciding to turn his life around, turns to Glen to teach him martial arts to begin that change and learn to defend himself. As Robbie's attitude and fore manner truly changes, he still has Bo to contend with, especially after Rina decides to date Robbie. Things come ahead when Bo's martial arts teacher, Kaine, is revealed to be an old friend of Glen's, but their difference in what martial arts is about makes them enemies. When Rina is bullied by Bo, Robbie has had enough and decides to do something once and for all. Written by Albert Valentin

  • Two and a Half Hours

    Two and a Half Hours (2014)
    Film (Short and Action) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Charles is a middle age workaholic business man. Although he doesn't spend much time with his son Tom, he is willing to do anything for his son's intellectual growth, even going as far as committing murder.

  • All I Want for Christmas

    All I Want for Christmas (2014)
    TV Movie (Comedy and Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When a boy's Christmas wish of having different parents comes true, he finds himself living the extravagant lifestyle he always dreamed of... But at what cost?

  • Zedd

    Zedd (2014)
    Film (Music) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Duality

    Duality (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Mystery) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Duality is a film about a man who is traveling between different universes against his will. Through his experience and struggle the film looks at the power of choice and his inner and outer conflict with dual realities. The film is made as visual poetry and also touches on theories of consciousness, space/time, and quantum physics. Duality is Narrated by Deepak Chopra and features the poetry of Rumi. Written by Leap4wrd LLC

  • A Tiger's Tail

    A Tiger's Tail (2014)
    Film (Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A boy winds up in this live-action adventure of a lifetime when Luna, a baby tiger cub, escapes from an animal sanctuary and follows him home in which can lead him to jail. It is up to one boy, his friend, and his dog to return Luna to her home before she destroys his parents' home. Written by Keyzone

  • Wheels

    Wheels (2014)
    Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director "WHEELS" is an Award Winning dark humored drama about MICKEY (Donavon Warren), a suicidal paraplegic who just can't kill himself no matter how hard he tries. During a cripple bar fight, he crosses paths with an explosive homeless junkie on wheels, DRAKE (Patrick Hume). Mickey offers him $500 to shoot him in the head, which he gladly accepts, and an unusual friendship is born. Armed only with their brotherly friendship they must survive the streets, heroin, cocaine, "En Vogue" prostitutes, and their painful pasts. WHEELS is the story of two broken people, grasping for a reason to live - or die. Written by Loaded Dice Films

  • Bullet

    Bullet (2014)
    Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Frank Marasco arrests Kane Cartel who is then sentenced for execution. To stop this, Carlito Kane and Manual Kane kidnap the daughter of the California Governer and Frank's grandson, Mario. Frank Marasco (Bullet) takes law into his own hands to save them. Written by Nebzyl

  • The Auteur

    The Auteur (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor A failed model/actor/reality TV personality decides to take matters into his own hands and become the next great cinematic auteur... minus any discernible filmmaking talent. With the support of his 'assistant' (a reformed junkie hooker), some buddies from AA, and his drunk socialite girlfriend, he barges in on a group of screenwriters in hopes of finding the script that will make him a legend. Written by Anonymous

  • Friends

    Friends (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Actor Charity is a story about one girl's struggle to overcome bullying.

  • Knocked

    Knocked (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Actor A man copes with a random act of violence that challenges his masculinity, his marriage and his morals.

  • Sex Sent Me to the ER

    Sex Sent Me to the ER (2014)
    Television (Documentary, Comedy and Drama) Actor Couples, friends and ER doctors reminisce about hilariously horrifying injuries that stemmed from sexual escapades.

  • Lilin Concept Preview

    Lilin Concept Preview (2014)
    Film (Short and Horror) Director Add a Plot »

  • Hardy

    Hardy (2013)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When two tweakers rob and assault him and his family, the disgraced P.I. John Hardy seeks revenge.

  • Death Is on the Way

    Death Is on the Way (2013)
    Video (Short, Action and Adventure) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Alone for Christmas

    Alone for Christmas (2013)
    Video (Action, Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When a family visits Grandma's house on Christmas Eve, they leave their dog at home alone. And when burglars try to take the presents from under the tree, the dog must use every trick it knows to stop them. Written by Anonymous

  • Age of Dinosaurs

    Age of Dinosaurs (2013)
    Film (Action and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Using breakthrough flesh-regeneration technology, a biotech firm creates a set of living dinosaurs. But when the creatures escape their museum exhibit and terrorize Los Angeles, a former firefighter must rescue his teenage daughter from the chaos brought on by the Age of Dinosaurs. Written by Anonymous

  • Abducted

    Abducted (2013)
    Film (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Jessica and Dave along with three other young couples are kidnapped in Griffith Park by unseen Abductors and must fight to escape certain death only to discover the world will never be the same.

  • How to Be More Asian

    How to Be More Asian (2013)
    Video (Short and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Testers

    Testers (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Internet Icon 2

    Internet Icon 2 (2013)
    Video (Short and Reality-TV) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Bounty Killer

    Bounty Killer (2013)
    Film (Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director It's been 20 years since the corporations took over the world's governments. Their thirst for power and profits led to the corporate wars, a fierce global battle that laid waste to society as we know it. Born from the ash, the Council of Nine rose as a new law and order for this dark age. To avenge the corporations' reckless destruction, the Council issues death warrants for all white collar criminals. Their hunter's - the BOUNTY KILLER. From amateur savage to graceful assassin, the BOUNTY KILLER'S now compete for body count, fame and a fat stack of cash. They're ending the plague of corporate greed by exterminating the self serving CEO and providing the survivors of the apocalypse with retribution. These are the new heroes. This is the age of the BOUNTY KILLER. Written by PR

  • Jake's Dead

    Jake's Dead (2013)
    Film (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Actor Reunited by the death of their father, Jake and his brother Mike turn to a mysterious green drug that leads them down a spiraling nightmare of love, betrayal and murder.

  • The Strangely Normal

    The Strangely Normal (2012)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The Strangely Normal is a 21-minute short about isolation and what happens when a misanthrope spreads her wings. It follows the story of The Girl, a socially awkward outcast and her two closest friends, Her Gay and Her Black Friend, as she navigates love, friendship and what it means to be vulnerable in life. Written by Anonymous

  • MotherLover

    MotherLover (2012)
    Television (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Rise of the Zombies

    Rise of the Zombies (2012)
    Film (Action, Horror and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director During a zombie apocalypse ,a group of survivors hide on Alcatraz Island to escape from rising zombie hordes. When their refuge is overrun, and upon hearing that a scientist may have discovered a cure, they leave the island to seek him out. Written by G.N.

  • BFFs

    BFFs (2012)
    Television (Short and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Born Yesterday

    Born Yesterday (2012)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Adopting Terror

    Adopting Terror (2012)
    TV Movie (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Tim and Cheryl Broadbent are excited to finally adopt Mona, a beautiful baby girl. But when the baby's biological father starts stalking them, their world turns upside down: through intimidation, manipulation, and violence, he is determined to take his daughter back. Written by cr2008rc

  • Leader of the Pack

    Leader of the Pack (2012)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A dark comedy that takes place in suburban America. Doug has landed his dream gig - he is about to join the Venture Scouts (a Boy-Scout-like organization) as a Troop Leader. He is taking over for his childhood mentor, Jerry, the former leader of Venture Scout Troop 544 who has been offered a plush job at the Venture Scout National Headquarters. The film takes place over the course of a day, as Jerry shows Doug the ropes before his initiation ceremony. An old, corrupt regime is leaving with a new one taking over - but not without conflict first. It is a story of power, corruption, and morality. Written by Doug Elliot

  • YonderQuest

    YonderQuest (2012)
    Film (Short, Adventure, Comedy and Romance) Director Add a Plot »

  • Joe and MJ

    Joe and MJ (2011)
    Television (Comedy) Actor Episode 3: Burn. When MJ gets fed up with eating burnt food from his favorite restaurant, he ends up insulting the manager...who happens to be a burn victim. The only way Joe can get MJ out of a beat down is to invite the burn victim to join them at the Halloween party they're headed to. But will the addition of a strange burn victim end up with our heroes getting burned? Written by Joe Bohn

  • Lie to Me

    Lie to Me (2011)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He's employed by various public authorities in various investigations, doing more when the police etc. fail to go the extra mile. So he can afford to constitute a team of his own, which like clients and others has to put up with his mind-games. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Rock Mafia: The Big Bang

    Rock Mafia: The Big Bang (2010)
    Video (Short and Music) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Music video for the song "The Big Bang" by Rock Mafia.

  • The Last Man Standing

    The Last Man Standing (2010)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor Trapped below ground with a nuclear warhead and a psychopath, Private Kurt Phillips must confront his own inner demons before attempting an escape.

  • A Man to Hug and Kiss

    A Man to Hug and Kiss (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Steve is upset with Amanda who invited her buddy Bruce to a dinner which evolves into petty conflicts. By the end of the night Steve is left with jealous paranoia. Written by Anonymous

  • Checkmate

    Checkmate (2010)
    Video (Short, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Actor An alienated and lonely genius must decide if he can murder an innocent woman or allow the artificial intelligence he loves to die instead.

  • By Morning

    By Morning (2009)
    Film (Short and Crime) Actor Add a Plot »

  • The Hell Patrol

    The Hell Patrol (2009)
    Film (Short, Horror and Sci-Fi) Actor Lt. Sandy Fletcher leads her squad of beat up "Hell Patrollers" across a post-zombalyptic wasteland, to the safe city of San Francisco after a failed scrounging mission in Modesto, California. Her squad finds refuge in an abandoned farmhouse and they fortify the grounds for a possible attack. Lt. Fletcher, Sgt. Mark Daniels, Cpl. Chopper, Pvt. Mcwatt and Maj. Karl Brickhaus must fight their way through the unending wave of the undead to get home. Written by Anonymous

  • Collapse

    Collapse (2009)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Actor An estranged father and son must confront the past after a disaster traps the two of them inside a coal-mine.

  • Thru

    Thru (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor While trying to cure his self-inflicted agoraphobia, out-of-work musician Dullis Overby meets a struggling conceptual artist named Avel Soleil. The pair is seemingly made for one another: two outsiders straining to keep afloat in a turbulent world. But when Avel reveals that she has created the ultimate installation art piece out of Dullis' worst fears, he loses the ability to differentiate reality from hallucination and must fight to retain his sanity. Written by Christopher j Ewing

Education

  • Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA)
    (2006-2009)

  • Rockford Career College (Rockford, IL)
    (2002-2006)

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