On set in Johannesburg

On set in Johannesburg

Joe Miale [Me-Ah-Lee] is a Los Angeles writer-director.

He saw the famed ‘Hudson Valley UFO’ as a kid growing up in New York. He learned to paint and ink during a decade of art classes, then studied film at NYU. 

He co-created award-winning PSA campaigns  (DoSomething.org, Participant Media), directing over 40 ads featuring Martin Sheen, Natalie Portman, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Jonas Brothers, Rihanna, and many more.

His original viral short DECIBEL led to writing and directing the high-concept pilot GAMEWORLD for Machinima, along with Telly-winning short films for two blockbuster video games: HALF-LIFE and ASSASSIN’S CREED.

REVOLT is Joe’s first feature film. An original alien invasion thriller achieved on a small budget, called “a sturdy feature directing debut” by the LA Times, REVOLT was released in theaters in 2017 and is out now everywhere.

Joe is currently developing new projects.


SELECT CREDITS

FILMS

REVOLT (feature) writer director

ASSASSIN'S CREED: CHECKMATE (short) writer director

HALF-LIFE: RAISE THE BAR (short) writer, director

DECIBEL (short) writer, director

 

SPOTS

BLOOMINGDALE'S SEARCHLIGHTS director editor

BLOOMINGDALE'S LIVING CATALOG director editor

MARSHALL FIELD'S WINTER WHITE director editor

MARSHALL FIELD'S STILL TIME director editor

SAKS FIFTH AVE HOLIDAY RADIO producer

MACY'S FUR SALON director editor

ALDEN WRENCH editor

KRYLON PAINT editor

GATORADE KEEPS YOU GOING director editor

BRYAN CRANSTON RADIO PSA writer

 

MUSIC VIDEOS

JUNOON, LOVE TAKE ME BACK director editor

THAT NOISE, WILLOW TREE director editor

WOVEN, COSMONAUT director editor

ETRO ANIME, ENDLESS director editor

 

PSA CAMPAIGNS

Creator, Writer, Director, Editor:

DO SOMETHING.ORG - 25+ PSA’s for DoSomething.Org Featuring Rihanna, Usher, The Jonas Brothers, Carrie Underwood, Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Ciara, Rianna, David Archuleta, Chace Crawford, Corbin Bleu, Fall Out Boy, Jordin Sparks, Damien Fahey, Rocco DiSpirito, Rachel Leigh Cooke, Peyton Manning, Kristen Bell, Boys Like girls (and more)

FOOD INC - 10 PSA’s for Participant Media’s Oscar Nominated docu ‘Food Inc’. Featuring Martin Sheen, Alyssa Milano, Kelly Preston, Anthony LaPaglia, Gia Carrides, Brenda Strong,  Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, John Salley, Ken Baumann, Keisha Whitaker, Rene Auberjonois, Shawn Pyrom, Dave Lieberman

CHICAGO 10 - 10 PSA’s for Participant Media’s film ‘Chicago 10’. Featuring Natalie Portman, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Adam Goldberg, Raven Symone, Corbin Bleu, Bradley Whitford, Hill Harper, Eric Balfour

NOH8 CAMPAIGN - 2 PSA’s for NOH8 Campaign. Featuring Ashley Simpson, Pete Wentz, Tara Reid, Candis Cayne, Perez Hilton, Tila Tequila, Taylor Dayne, Veronica Paint, Rachel True, Shanna Moakler, Brook Lee, Calpernia Adams, Mark Hoppus, Dawn Richard, Emmy Rossum, Tabitha Coffey, Aubrey O’Day, Madison Hildebrand

MISC PSAs

‘Choose You’ PSA featuring Ellen Pompeo for The American Cancer Society

Jesse McCartney PSA for Ad Council

AWARDS

ASSASSIN'S CREED: CHECKMATE Short

Silver Telly Award, Entertainment

Silver Telly Award, Art Direction

Silver Telly Award, Cinematography

Bronze Telly Award, Use of Music

Bronze Telly Award, Editing

Bronze Telly Award, Set Design

Bronze Telly Award, Sound Design

HALF LIFE: RAISE THE BAR Short

Bronze Telly Award, Entertainment

Bronze Telly Award, Art Direction

Bronze Telly Award, Editing

Bronze Telly Award, Set Design

Bronze Telly Award, Visual Effects

Bronze Telly Award, Cinematography

NOBODY, Short

Honorarium, Gene Siskel Film Center

ETRO ANIME: ENDLESS, Music Video

Best Music Video, C3 Cellular Cinema

BLOOMINGDALE'S LIVING CATALOGUE Spot

Bronze Telly Award, Retail Category

GATORADE KEEPS YOU GOING Spot

Silver Telly Award, Commercial Category

Silver Telly Award, Editing Category

1st Place TV Spot, C3 Cellular Cinema

RIHANNA DO SOMETHING PSA

Bronze Telly Award, PSA Category

ROCCO DISPIRITO DO SOMETHING PSA

Bronze Telly Award, PSA Category

CARRIE UNDERWOOD DO SOMETHING PSA

Bronze Telly Award, PSA Category

RAVEN SYMONE PSA

Bronze Telly Award, PSA Category