Joel Wetterstein

Joel Wetterstein

Frank In The Cage
Actor, Producer, Sound Designer, Sound Editor, Screenwriter, Editor, Music Composer and Sound Mixer

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
December 2017
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About Joel

I started out as an actor here in Los Angeles and was lucky enough to take classes with Howard Fine in his Master Class for 5 years. Throughout my training, I was cast in many independent films, both comedic and dramatic, but it wasn’t until I made an appearance in a small sketch with a few UCB friends that I realized that the magic of making my own films was at my fingertips. I tried my hand at writing my own comedy sketch and with the help of my friend and director Ryan Rowley, a simple sketch about a Lyft driver turned into a full blown short film with multiple locations and a few minor stunts. We filmed and edited that film with almost no money, which left us wondering what else was possible with a limited budget. Since then, we’ve educated ourselves on many other aspects of filmmaking that weren’t necessarily our specialty, made several short films and started our own production company, Frank In The Cage. All of this has culminated in our recent win at HollyShorts Monthly for our short film ‘People You May Know.’ We are currently developing a web-series that explores the concept of delusion and what happens when that delusion is mixed with wild ambition and ineptitude.



  • People You May Know

    People You May Know (2017)
    Film by Frank In The Cage/Ryan Rowley (Comedy and Short) Actor, Editor, Sound Designer, Composer Facebook is a debilitation addiction and it affects many People You May Know.

  • The Tenant Who Lived Downstairs

    The Tenant Who Lived Downstairs (2017)
    Film by Frank In The Cage/Ryan Rowley (Comedy and Short) Actor, Editor, Sound Designer, Composer Some people have killer roommates...

  • Dead in the Water

    Dead in the Water (2017)
    Film (Drama and Short) Composer, Sound Mixer, Sound Editor Trying to spark up a stale marriage, Amber and Nate book a night in a nice hotel. But when secrets are dug up about the hotel and their relationship, a fun night quickly shifts into what might be the last night they ever share together.

  • The Depot

    The Depot (2016)
    Television (Short and Comedy) Actor The Depot follows Ben Tagney who, fed up with his boring office job, decides to join the Marines, only to be assigned to a recruiting office as a pencil pusher

  • You Only Hurt the Ones You Lyft

    You Only Hurt the Ones You Lyft (2015)
    Film by Ryan Rowley (Comedy and Short) Actor, Writer, Composer A comedic thriller about a Lyft driver who gets obsessed with a passenger.

  • Love in the 21st Century

    Love in the 21st Century (2014)
    Film (Comedy and Short) Actor, Writer A life guard has an unusual interest in a CPR dummy.

  • Strangers

    Strangers (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Producer A one-night stand takes an unexpected turn when two strangers decide to have a conversation instead.

  • Surreal Lounge

    Surreal Lounge (2012)
    Film (Comedy, Drama, Fantasy and Mystery) Actor What you are experiencing is normal. Do not be afraid. Let it happen. You have not lost control of your senses - What was it you just drank? What was in it? Who was it you passed on the way in? Was she carrying a gun? Who is that in the corner...the famous starlet? The chandelier is swinging. You're dizzy. Is it an earthquake? You have stumbled into the Surreal Lounge. You can leave tonight, the door is open, but the world will never be the same... Written by John Church

  • Cerulean

    Cerulean (2011)
    Film (Short, Drama and Music) Actor When Shawn Ratchford loses his wife to a stroke he is left with his four-year-old daughter, and his old college friends to figure out how to cope with her death. When his friends decide to take him on a weekend camping trip in attempts to escape the reality of her death, things take a turn for the worst when Shawn begins to break down from the pain, and their long standing friendships are challenged. Written by Anonymous

  • Norman Rockwell, Wholesome America

    Norman Rockwell, Wholesome America (2011)
    Video (Short, Comedy and Horror) Actor The grim reality of what lurks behind the facade, that is Norman Rockwell.

  • Cold Cabin

    Cold Cabin (2010)
    Film (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor Six teens go on a snowboarding trip in the mountains to repair their broken friendships. One morning when one of them is found murdered, the other five all become suspects.

  • Reunited

    Reunited (2010)
    Film (Drama) Actor A moving story about a rumpled novelist, Frank Lechner, who embarks on a literary ride whilst writing a memoir of his life with his beloved wife Sylvia. Throughout this journey he revisits various life changing experiences taking him back to some difficult times during the 1960s. Written by Anonymous

  • Rampage Superstar

    Rampage Superstar (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Rampage Superstar follows an ensemble cast through what starts as a regular day at a public high school. When what appears to be a school shooting, the students and police are thrown into a media feeding frenzy. But it quickly becomes apparent that the school shooting is not at all what it seems... Written by Anonymous

  • The Kiss

    The Kiss (2010)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Actor A misunderstanding between a man and a woman will either mean the end of a friendship or the beginning of something more.

  • The Bill Engvall Show

    The Bill Engvall Show (2009)
    Television (Comedy and Family) Actor A story revolving around the life of therapist, Bill Pearson, and his family.

  • Full Disclosure

    Full Disclosure (2008)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Actor Selling a house isn't easy, especially when you oversleep. Now Annie has to juggle her furious boss, a sexy KGB agent client, two incompetent Hungarian assassins, and her naked boyfriend - who wants to have a discussion about their relationship. Written by James Luckard

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