Joel Michalak

Joel Michalak

Actor, director and producer in Los Angeles, California

About Joel

Satire is the only way I can process the unpleasantries in life.

Name: Joel Michalak

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer and Screenwriter


  • Best Narrative Short (Jury Award) at the Columbia Gorge Film Festival

  • Award of Merit at the Best Shorts competition


  • Grand Romantic Gestures

    Grand Romantic Gestures (2016)
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  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2016)
    Television (Comedy and Talk-Show) Writer Stephen Colbert takes over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show will be broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.

  • The Last Man on Earth

    The Last Man on Earth (2015)
    Television (Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance and 1 More) Camera and Electrical Department This is the story about the life and adventures of the last man on earth. Phil Miller was once just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank - now he's humanity's last hope. Will he ever find another person alive on the planet? Would hoping that she is a female be asking too much? Written by FOX

  • Falling Flat

    Falling Flat (2015)
    TV Movie (Comedy, Music and Musical) Writer An indie rock band in the LA music scene try to rebuild their band after two of the founding members quit.

  • Sons of Anarchy

    Sons of Anarchy (2014)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Sons of Anarchy, aka SAMCRO, is a motorcycle club that operates both illegal and legal businesses in the small town of Charming. They combine gun-running and a garage, plus involvement in porn film. Clay, the president, likes it old school and violent; while Jax, his stepson and the club's VP, has thoughts about changing the way things are, based on his dead father's journal. Their conflict has effects on both the club and their personal relationships. Written by Pia

  • How to Write Like Hemingway

    How to Write Like Hemingway (2014)
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  • David McNilly Presents: A David McNilly Flick

    David McNilly Presents: A David McNilly Flick (2013)
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  • Ironic Mustache

    Ironic Mustache (2013)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer Andrea accuses Charlie of being a hipster, but he's determined to prove her wrong.

  • The Rebound

    The Rebound (2013)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer After being broken up with by his girlfriend, a man is comforted by his female friend who has ulterior motives.

  • What Kind of Man

    What Kind of Man (2013)
    Film (Documentary, Short, Drama, Family and 1 More) Composer Nate Brinkley, a career football player, gets the life knocked into him.

  • Cheap Date

    Cheap Date (2012)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer A man attempts to take a girl on a date despite his transportation issues.

  • The KC Challenge

    The KC Challenge (2012)
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  • Bad Haircut

    Bad Haircut (2012)
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  • The Office

    The Office (2006 - 2011)
    Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A mediocre paper company in the hands of Scranton, PA branch manager Michael Scott. This mockumentary follows the everyday lives of the manager and the employees he "manages." The crew follows the employees around 24/7 and captures their quite humerous and bizarre encounters as they will do what it takes to keep the company thriving. Written by john_regrut

  • Therapy Session : The Other Way Around

    Therapy Session : The Other Way Around (2010)
    Video (Short and Music) Writer A marionette puppet comes to life after seeing a beautiful woman. He followers her through the city with many failed attempts to catch her attention with no luck until he finds out that all this time he's had an admirer of his own.

  • American Body Shop

    American Body Shop (2007)
    Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department The twice-divorced owner of an auto repair shop tries to keep his personal and professional lives on track, despite the presence of his rebellious employees and put-upon receptionist.

  • Good Time Max

    Good Time Max (2007)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Two genius brothers grow up and grow apart as one becomes a successful surgeon and the other pursues a drug-fueled high life.

  • Totally Baked

    Totally Baked (2007)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy and 1 More) Camera and Electrical Department Meet Dave Bertman, a tightly wound 37 year-old father of one. Bertman's "higher" education begins when medical marijuana activists wielding "loaded" weapons interrupt a planned reunion barbecue with college debate chums. When his teenage daughter Gina Marie unexpectedly arrives with a joint found in her pocket, Bertman assumes the worst. Only after he faces his own hypocrisies, can he have the open and honest discussion needed for father and daughter to understand each other and reconnect. Meanwhile, Bertman's fellow debaters shed their inhibitions and make their own self-discoveries. Tired of seeing her grass-roots campaigns sabotaged by corporations opposing legalization, pro-pot advocate, Dr. Willa Peterson decides the kid gloves are coming off. By convincing the Fun-0nion snack food empire their sales would skyrocket if marijuana was legal, Peterson enlists their corporate might to back her cause. It will take a radical marketing campaign to change the way America thinks about ... Written by Dannielle R. Wheeler

  • Drive Thru

    Drive Thru (2007)
    Film (Comedy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department In Blanca Carne, California, the seventeen year-old student Mackenzie Carpenter is celebrating her graduation in high-school with her boyfriend Fisher Kent and her classmates. Mackenzie receives messages about her close friends while they are murdered by Horny The Clown, the symbol of the Hella-Burger fasts food. On the eve of her eighteenth birthday and after the death of a couple of friends, Mackenzie realizes that all of them are connected to a dark event in the past of her mother Marcia Carpenter. Further, she will be in danger on the day of her birthday. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • The Nines

    The Nines (2007)
    Film (Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Camera and Electrical Department Gary, an actor who plays a cop on television, uses too much lighter fluid when he burns his ex-girlfriend's things, then he drinks and drives, uses crack, and crashes his car. He sobers up in jail and is placed under house arrest and the watchful eye of a publicist, the cheery and tough-minded Margaret. She moves him into the empty house of a writer who's away in Canada on a shoot. Gary meets Sarah, an attractive and seemingly-willing neighbor. His friendship with Margaret blooms and strange things happen: he finds notes he doesn't remember writing, he hears noises, and he seems to bump into himself in the kitchen. Two remaining chapters reveal what's going on. Written by <>

  • The Dead Girl

    The Dead Girl (2006)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Camera and Electrical Department In Los Angeles, a story about a dead girl, told in five chapters. A woman, miserable in her circumscribed life caring for her domineering mother, finds a body. Somehow, this discovery allows her to change. At the morgue, the sister of a girl missing for 15 years believes the body is that of her sister; this liberates her. An older woman, married to a man who pays her little attention, finds evidence in a storage unit; how will she handle it? The mother of the dead girl, who left home some years before, visits the last place her daughter lived and makes her own discoveries. Last, we flash back to the victim's final day. Written by <>

  • Deceit

    Deceit (2006)
    TV Movie (Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A film noir, psychological thriller in the vein of "Body Heat", "Basic Instinct", and "Double Indemnity", this film centers on two old friends and the woman who comes between them in a small American town. Money, lust, and obsession are American Standards, and even the tightest bonds are not immune to their pull. Written by Anonymous

  • Distorted

    Distorted (2006)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A man is distraught over his sister's recent brutal attack. In his search for the assailant, he must decide whether to seek justice or revenge.

  • The Heart Specialist

    The Heart Specialist (2006)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Suave Harvard Medical School grad Ray Howard seems destined to specialize in womanizing. That is, until he heads to Florida to intern under the tutelage of chief resident Dr. Sidney Zachary. With help from his girlfriend, "Dr. Z" sets out to mold Ray into a caring, responsible doctor. Along the way, he shares some important truths and a whole lot of humor in this sexy romantic comedy. Written by Anonymous

  • Bonneville

    Bonneville (2006)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department The distressed emotions that Arvilla Holden are feeling upon the death of her husband Joe Holden are compounded by dealing with Joe's adult daughter, Francine Packer. Joe and Arvilla were lovingly married for twenty years, and although they lived in Pocatello, Idaho - Arvilla's home town - they traveled the world on one adventure after another. Joe was from Santa Barbara, California, where Francine and the extended Holden family still live. Arvilla is certain that Joe wrote a new will after they got married, but since that will is nowhere to be found, the official will is the one that Francine has in her possession, which outlines certain things that Arvilla knows Joe would not now have wanted. That will states that Joe's embalmed body is to be interned with Francine's mother in Santa Barbara, despite Joe already having been cremated. Arvilla knows that Joe would have wanted his ashes scattered into the wind. The will also deeds the house in which Arvilla and Joe lived their entire ... Written by Huggo

  • Justice

    Justice (2006)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Top-lawyer Ron Trott runs his own prestigious L.A. law firm, which offers first-rate criminal defense, charging top-dollar to the wealthy, guilty or innocent or civil party, or occasionally accepts a case for the publicity or for a friend. He has an elaborate team, mainly comprised of specialists, from detectives and ex-public prosecutor Luther Graves to various paralegals such as a specialist in jury-selection and psychology. However Trott has a bright right-hand, charming Tom Nicholson, who is likely to become at least as good a pleader, provided he can control one weakness Ron seems immune for: human feelings such as sympathy, sincere disgust or compassion can cloud the cool competitive killer-instinct to win at any cost to earn a king's ransom. Written by KGF Vissers

  • I'm Reed Fish

    I'm Reed Fish (2006)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Reed Fish's life turns into chaos when a high school crush returns to Mud Meadows on the eve of his marriage to the small town's sweetheart.

  • Jam

    Jam (2006)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A traffic accident on a rural mountain road becomes a life changing experience for fifteen diverse travelers.

  • Ring Around the Rosie

    Ring Around the Rosie (2006)
    Video (Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department When the grandmother of the publicist Karin (Gina Phillips) dies, she inherits her property in the fields. She travels with her boyfriend Jeff (Randall Batinkoff) for the weekend, but she decides to stay along the week cleaning up the place and packing the stuffs. Karin has horrible nightmares and visions of ghosts of her past, while she stays in the house with the creepy housekeeper Pierce (Tom Sizemore) and her younger sister Wendy (Jenny Mollen). Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Americanese

    Americanese (2006)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Long after their breakup, Chinese American Raymond Ding and Amerasian Aurora Crane struggle to let go. Torn apart by mismatched ideals, meddling friends, and the complexities of racial identities, they find other suitable mates but cannot stay away from each other. Written by

  • Everything Looks Perfect

    Everything Looks Perfect (2006)
    Film (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A schizophrenic woman tries to convince her long-lost sister that she must help an old car escape from the used auto lot, where it's being sold, before it falls into the wrong hands.

  • Purple Heart

    Purple Heart (2005)
    Film (Action, Drama, Thriller and War) Camera and Electrical Department PURPLE HEART tells of a clean-up effort after a covert mission gone wrong. It is the story of Colonel Allen, the leader of a new, elite military unit designed for covert operations. His first mission: assassinate Saddam Hussein prior to the beginning of the 2003 Iraq War. Sgt. Oscar Padilla is the sniper chosen for the mission targeting Hussein. Unfortunately the mission is compromised; Padilla is captured and tortured by the Iraqis. Later, Padilla is rescued, but is severely damaged by his ordeal. Back in the States, he escapes from the lock down ward of the military hospital where he is being treated. Given what he knows about our illegal attempt at political assassination, he is considered dangerous. As the leader of the unit that trained Padilla and executed the mission, Colonel Allen is sent with specific orders to go find Padilla and "solve the problem" permanently. Allen intends to convince Padilla to come back. The film raises questions about the moral obligations of the use ... Written by Bill Birrell

  • Closing Time

    Closing Time (2005)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department It's long past closing time at the local Speedy Burger, but the customers haven't left. Not the best time for a tiger-costumed robber, especially when he's recognized by one of the customers.


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