Joe Shapiro

Joe Shapiro

Director, Editor, Producer and Script Consultant

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
August 2011
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About Joe

Joe Shapiro is a self-described recovering computer geek. After a successful career in software (he was one of the developers of Microsoft FrontPage), he returned to one of his earlier passions - acting. Moving from stage to screen he found himself wondering what was going to happen to all that footage! So he got himself a "plum logging position" and caught the editing bug.

During his ten years in post-production Joe has edited seven independent features. Of those, four have won awards, three won top honors, two were in competition at Sundance, and one (Zoo) was in Directors' Fortnight at Cannes. His editing has been praised by Scott Foundas of Variety and both James Greenberg and Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter.

Like all good editors, Joe has a passion for story. Unlike most, he loves being on set. He has directed several award-winning shorts and is actively seeking a screenwriter to collaborate on his first feature. Charlie Kaufman, Zach Helm, are your ears burning?

Feature Films:
Lust for Love (2013)
Light in the Himalayas (2013)
Zoo (2007)
Tall As Trees (2007)
Police Beat (2005)
Borrowing Time (2004)
The Naked Proof (2003)



  • Grassroots

    Grassroots (2012)
    Film by Samuel Goldwyn Films / Stephen Gyllenhaal Associate Producer

  • Lust for Love

    Lust for Love (2012)
    Film by Anton King Editor / Executive Producer

  • Tall as Trees

    Tall as Trees (2008)
    Film by Gil Ponce Editor

  • Zoo

    Zoo (2007)
    Documentary by ThinkFilm / Robinson Devor Editor

  • Cthulhu

    Cthulhu (2007)
    Film Production Editor

  • Police Beat

    Police Beat (2005)
    Film by Reverb Film / Robinson Devor Editor / Associate Producer

  • Borrowing Time

    Borrowing Time (2004)
    Film by Panic Button Pictures / Webster Crowell Editor / Producer

  • The Naked Proof

    The Naked Proof (2003)
    Film by Pinwheel Pictures / Jamie Hook Editor


  • Best Editing for a feature film - Borrowing Time

  • Best Editing for a feature film - Police Beat


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