I am an established producer with an extensive background in all areas of production, marketing and distribution. Having worked on various studio and independent projects I have accumulated a strong network of contacts and resources. I have produced, lined produced, and/or production managed over 20 films, reality series and some of the highest-ranking music videos for Sony Latin Records in 2015. I have a definitive understanding and proven ability to produce for film, television, and online media.
My skills and experience include:
Strong creative vision - Strong communication skills - Scheduling - Budgeting - Post-production supervision - Studio operations - SAG-AFTRA signatory - Concept development - Contracts drafting - Rights and clearances - Distribution Marketing & PR experience - Payroll and accounting - Producers Guild eligible.
Name: Joel M. Gonzales
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Action Faith Media
Occupation: Line Producer, Producer and Unit Production Manager
Film (Family) Producer "RIDING FAITH" is an uplifting and inspirational story about family, faith and never losing hope despite all odds. The story is set in small town America, and centers around GRACE and her majestic white horse named FAITH, who was given to her by her father, MIKE, just before he went off to war where he was killed in action. REBECCA, Grace's mother, is doing her best to help them both cope with the pain of losing a loved one. At the same time, she must find a way not to lose the family ranch which is on the verge of foreclosure. As they reach rock bottom, they become forced to sell off everything they have, including Grace's horse which she loves more than anything in the world.
Crave: The Fast Life
Film (Drama, Family and Thriller) Producer Set in the Los Angeles nightlife scene; "Crave:The Fast Life" is an intense faith-crossover film that follows the rise, fall, and rebirth of a young club promoter as his crave for success takes him down a dark path of greed, betrayal and self-destruction. Written by AFM Team
Die Like A Man
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Film (Drama) Producer Matt sets out to live his dreams of becoming a world champion fighter. He meets Happy McBride, a washed up has-been, who takes him under his wing and introduces him to the underground world of MMA fighting. Matt fights his way to the top but then finds that love throws a stronger punch when his falls for Happy's daughter Nikki. Written by Promise Productions, LLC staff
No Way Out
Film (Action and Drama) Producer Juan de los Santos, a former undercover cop from Paraguay, once ready to take down the biggest drug cartel in Latin America, has lost everything; his wife and kids brutally murdered on a cold dark night and with them, his will to live. Juan, himself didn't survive unscathed; on that cold night he took two bullets, one still in his heart, the other one damaging a part of his brain, cursing him sporadic amnesia. In an internal and external struggle with his own demons, Juan must defeat incredible odds to save innocent people. Sleepless, and afflicted by treacherous nightmares of that night, he is willing to take any job to alleviate his suffering. Juan begins to work as a dishwasher at a glamorous nightclub, but looks can be deceiving, as this nightclub soon becomes a breeding ground for chaos. A new deadly drug, a combination of cocaine and ecstasy is being spread up north through the continent, accompanied by human trafficking and a furious mafia, Club Velvet becomes the epicenter of ... Written by Hector Echavarria
All I Need
Film (Horror and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The paths of a desperate man and an imprisoned young woman cross unexpectedly in the den of a mysterious killer.
Create Option C: My Journey with Cancer
Film (Documentary, Comedy and Drama) Producer An actress on the peak of her career, Lourdes Colon, was securing guest star roles on hit television series and movies. Always having felt that she was meant to do something greater, make an impact on the world somehow, the rising actress believed that her way of doing so was through the media. As she continued to feel that her purpose had yet to be accomplished she asked the universe through prayer and meditation for the answer and the answer came the day that she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Written by Chris LaVoy
Film (Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew After being abandoned at the altar, Jason courts the girl of his dreams in cyberspace. When she arrives in LA for their wedding, she turns out to be completely different than expected.
Chavez Cage of Glory
Film (Drama and Sport) Miscellaneous Crew Barely being able to make ends meet and doing everything he can possibly do to cover his ill son's growing medical bills, Hector Chavez turns to his fighting roots in the underbelly of LA. His amateur Mixed Martial Arts videos go viral grabbing the attention of the world's top MMA federation. Hector is then given a dream come true opportunity to go up against the MMA World Champion; a vicious fighter whose last opponent is in critical condition in the same hospital as his son. Hector is faced with a real do-or-die situation and must risk it all so his son can have the surgery he needs to survive. Written by IvanWong
Prayers in the Dark
Film (Horror) Producer An underground Brotherhood battling the demonic forces that thrive in the shadows of society find themselves unwillingly up against an evil more powerful than any one of them has ever seen... or so they think. Their faith, trust and friendship is put to the test as they discover that the true path to redemption - is sacrifice. Written by JC
For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada
Film (Drama, History and War) Miscellaneous Crew What price would you pay for freedom? In the exhilarating action epic FOR GREATER GLORY, an impassioned group of men and women make the decision to risk it all for family, faith and country. This film unfolds the (hidden) true story of 1920's Cristeros War. Written by Dos Corazones Films
According to Plan
Film (Comedy) Producer Down & Out David finds himself having to crash on his buddy Johnny's couch after his girl gives him the boot. But he has a plan! It's simple; let her cool off and miss him a bit and then go meet her for lunch the next day! They'll make amends and then the zappy love music cues in and fade to black! But life has other plans for David's day; filling it with odd characters and very sticky situations! According To Plan is dark witty comedy about how nothing ever goes as planned. Written by Anonymous 2
Film (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The women of a remote Latin American town are forced to pick up the pieces and remake their world when all the town's men are forcibly recruited by communist guerrillas.
Film (Horror) Producer A group of friends head out for a mountain retreat only to witness a gruesome murder at a near by cabin. They head home wanting to forget the experience... but are followed home by the murder.
Film (Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Haunted with nightmares of his wife's recent suicide and struggling to mend the relationship with his only daughter, Richard is caught as a witness to the violence of Abner Solvie. He finds himself at the mercy of a charismatic killer and plagued by his involvement in the city's recent murders. As Abner's new found protégé, Richard is forced to adopt the mind of his sociopathic mentor in order to protect the one he loves. Richard must decide if he's willing to kill in order to keep his daughter alive. Written by Anonymous
3 of Us
Film (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A loving couple Laura and John get lost in the middle of nowhere during a thunderstorm, riding a scooter to a birthday party. Looking for a place to spend the night they end up in an eccentric man Raul's house. Raul offers John millions of dollars he claims to have to forget Laura and leave her forever. Written by Miks Ozolins
Film (Documentary) Producer The film portrays all sides involved in the issues, the Military, the counter recruiting groups such as Army of None, and SAMS (Students against a Military Society.) and other groups that beliefs fall on both sides of the issues; Vets for Freedom, and Military Spouses for Change. It is our goal to ultimately force the audience to ask themselves, these, and other questions, which may not be that comfortable to answer: Do we need a military? In an all-volunteer army, how can ethical recruiting fulfill the personnel needs? Where can the line between attraction and coercion be drawn? How long can an all-volunteer military continue to function? Written by Luke Anderson
A Film About Races
Film (Documentary) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In an effort to determine the definition of 'Race' and the number of races on earth, Paul Duddridge creates a mini Olympic games in Los Angeles. The teams are selected by race as opposed to nationality. Along the way he interviews the world's leading anthropologists, biologists and sociologists. Written by Anonymous
Pregnant with Doubt
Film (Short and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A dark comedy about a couple who have slowly grown apart over the years and don't yet realize it until a series of events forces them to finally come to terms with their problematic relationship.
Film (Short and Drama) Editor Arcana Films Presents the story of Patricia Owen, a successful business woman who seems to have lost herself in the "Rat Race"; settling for a life that doesn't fulfill her. Thanks to the winds of fate, she is blown off course, and into a magical world of possibility and personal power. Written by Kellie Koppel
Film (Action, Drama and Thriller) Producer From the cage to the big screen, the world's greatest Mixed Martial Arts Champions come together for the first time in a major motion picture. When an MMA world champion is lured into the illegal world of underground cage fighting by an elusive promoter, he quickly realizes that the only way out is to kill or to be killed. In a place where some fight for glory and some fight for the fight; he will fight for his life. Now, in his greatest effort to come out on top, he can never look back; never show weakness, never leave...and NEVER SURRENDER. Written by Hector Echavarria
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Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Producer Jerry Sierra lives life with only one thing in mind, His music. Although the heir to his late fathers multimillion-dollar estate, he cares for none of it. His passions and plans are simple - change the world with Rock n' Roll. Everything seems to be coming together until he stumbles upon an impostor living the upscale life he denied so long ago and that is even dating his ex-fiancé! Curious and a bit suspicious, Jerry starts to investigate only to make more distributing discoveries along the way. Written by FilmGeek25
Revealed with Jules Asner
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E! True Hollywood Story
Television (Documentary, Biography, Crime and History) Miscellaneous Crew A documentary about celebrities lives before and after being famous.
Film (Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Reluctantly, Diego walks to a his bachelor party. Steve meets Diego and shows him around the house. He takes Diego into the room where the stripper does her show. Diego stays at the party and by nights end, he will know what the real meaning of BLISS is. Written by Jesús Galindo