Joe Sikoryak is a producer, designer and graphic novelist living in San Francisco. A graduate of the SFSU film program, Joe has produced and/or directed seven award-winning shorts, which have been shown in 50+ festivals worldwide, including Tribeca, Sitges, Shriekfest, and Comic-Con. His work as a creative producer includes animation, television and feature films.
In 2019 he launched his production company Apolog Media for commercial projects and feature film development. An "apolog" is a fable, or a story with a lesson. Joe is committed to telling stories that are visually rich and emotionally compelling with a positive message. Or to quote François Truffaut: a good film is "a perfect blend of truth and spectacle."
It's Always Something
Film by Apolog Media/Derrick Scocchera (Short) Producer A wry look at human foibles in a series of vignettes, narrated by Stephen Fry.
Film by The Group Entertainment / Michael McCartney (Comedy) Associate Producer Maria is having a hard time getting her life in order as she ponders coming out to her friends. Things don't get any easier when her new roommate turns out to be a homicidal maniac with multiple personality disorder.
Film by Vineyard Haven / Lukas Kendall (Sci-Fi) Titles In the 26th Century, the East Defense Force faces it's greatest challenge from invading aliens who may have hacked into the pilots themselves.
Priced Out: Why You Can't Afford a Place in San Francisco
TV Series by People/Power.Media / Dyan Ruiz & Jospeh Smooke (Animation) Co-Producer The story of a young middle-class couple seeking a home they can afford in San Francisco.
Film by MeloDog Films / Nate Duncan (Drama and Short) Executive Producer Late for an important interview, a man finds that there's more at stake than just his next job.
Film by End Timey - Wilde Glens / Colin Bishopp (Horror and Short) Producer An unusual girl needs to get her teeth fixed at midnight.
Wasp-Men from Mars!
Film by Gerrit Thompson (Sci-Fi and Short) Title designer For there teenagers, an alien invasion wasn't th worst part of the night...
Film by Flagstone Pictures / Scotty Cornfield (Drama and Short) Production designer When doctors give him a short time to live, a retired man returns to his birthplace (New Orleans) in a final quest to get his adult kids to reconcile and to learn to live without him.
Jacob + Malika
Film (Drama and Short) Producer - Production designer Jacob + Malika is the story of a Muslim girl who moves to the U.S. and falls in love with the American boy next door. The star-crossed pair must keep their relationship alive despite disapproving family and a hostile culture.
D for Docs
Film (Comedy and Short) Writer - Director Professor Marty is a documentary film teacher who thinks he has the worst class ever. Now he has to explain himself to the department chair who's come to watch his student's final projects. Will it be the last class of his career?
Cake Walk Series
Television (Comedy and Romance) Titles & Animation A sketch comedy series about love, engagement, and the wedding plans that threaten it all.
The Singing Bones
Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Production designer Inspired by the fable of Bluebeard, The Singing Bones tells the story of a young woman who attends the party of a famous producer named Derrick Blue. Over the course of one evening, through seduction, confession and battle, both their worlds change forever. Adapted from the story by Francesca Lia Block.
Making the Mah Jongg Game
Film (Documentary) Titles designer A look back at the importance of this game for mid-century women.
Film (Family and Short) Titles & Animation After finding a distress message in a toy parrot, Claudia must risk everything in order to rescue her estranged best friend and fellow pirate, Beck.
Film (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama and 2 More) Titles & Animation Stuck in the drudgery of bathroom remodeling with his father, an imaginative but easily distracted teenage boy with ADHD turns the dull world of drywalling into an action adventure. Tension between father and son forces our imaginative hero to make a choice that could change who he is.
As Seen on TV!
Film (Drama and Short) Writer - Director Danny is a lonely, middle-aged toy collector, deeply unsatisfied with his life. A childhood memory triggers a search for a long-lost favorite toy, which he believes will bring him happiness. But he discovers something more.
Film (Short and Drama) Production designer Two middle-aged siblings who have a lot to feel guilty about are reunited at their parents' home following the funeral of their dad, an unrelenting tyrant. When they hear terrifying noises in the middle of the night, they fight over who's to blame for bringing back dad's angry ghost. But are the noises something else entirely? Written by Dana Moe
Talk Show 1.0 (aka Launchpad)
aka Launchpa Producer
Work Toward Your Dreams
Industrial by College of Alameda (Documentary) Director Students and instructors from the College of Alameda ESL department describe their challenges and success
Dancing with Nureyev
Film (Drama and Short) Animation Catalina is late to her audition with the American National Ballet. Hurrying down the studio hallway she becomes distracted by a Rudolf Nureyev poster, her childhood muse. Catalina attempts to learn the combinations for her audition and struggles to keep up. Her confidence is shaken. Her muse Nureyev arrives to assure her of her passion for dance. He recalls the story of a 6-year-old Catalina smitten with him as she watches his impromptu street performance. Catalina imagines she's with Nureyev dancing with wild joy in her home. Her bewildered parents arrive to discover her fantastic trail throughout the house. At her local dance studio instructor and classmates are awed by her ability. Needing true training she goes to the California Academy of Ballet. There Catalina meets Madame Cartier who molds her with the most rigorous instruction. Catalina's dancing becomes unique and she is ready to audition for the company. In her audition her grace and training shine through. She is asked to ... Written by William Spafford
Make It Go Away
Film (Sci-Fi, Thriller and Short) Production designer How can you erase the sins of the past? A promising political future hangs in the balance for a man who is lured to a mysterious office by the promise that, for a fee, his dark secret can evaporate. (An homage to the "Twilight Zone" in black and white and a classic '60s 4 x 3 aspect ratio)
One Good Egg
Film (Drama, Sci-Fi and Short) Production designer In a dystopia where only money can buy fertility, what lengths would you go to to have a child of your own?
Film by Vineyard Haven LLC (Drama) Titles She was a fantasy... He was a nightmare. A found footage drama.
An Interview with Esther Morfeen
Film (Comedy and Short) Titles & Animation Esther Morfeen, a legend in her own mind, is a narcissistic, narcoleptic former movie queen. She turns up as a replacement guest on the daytime show of an unsuspecting host.
Film by Dura Mater / Kriota Willberg (Musical) Animation A spoof of Busby Berkely style musical numbers wrapped around an environmental message
The Cartoon Adventures of Major Mars
Film (short) by Sikotronic Director "The 'long lost episode' of a Man ... whose middle names are Danger... Disaster... and Catastrophe!"
Film (short) by Uva Films (Short) Director A young woman meets a man who may be her father... with an even stranger tale of his own parents in WWII era Italy.
Television (Short, Comedy and Drama) Animation department At a retreat for Connext, a new tech startup led by women, the Startup Whisperer requires employees to give up all smart phones, tablets, and laptops, and they quickly discover the absence of gadgets is only the beginning of their problems. Written by Anne Hallinan
Winner, Phase 2 - Scary Cow Film Festival, Round 32
Best Drama - Superman Celebration Film Festival
Judges Award - Scary Cow Film Festival, Round 26
Honorable Mention - The Online Film Festival
San Francisco State University