About

Joe Staehly is a director/ DP based out of Los Angeles with an impressive track record of visual storytelling in music videos, commercials, and feature films. He started creating short films at the age of ten and has been shooting ever since.

 

His work has appeared on MTV, ESPN, and BET and has won multiple film festivals including NFFTY, Freedom Shorts, and the 48 Hour Film Fest. He was also the youngest filmmaker ever to win the $10,000 grand prize at the Silver Sound Showdown Film Festival in NYC. Joe owns a production company called Set in Motion with his producer, Yanni Rozes.

Silver Sound Showdown

48 HR Film Fest

NFFTY

Freedom Shorts XIV

Freedom Shorts XIV

BEST FILM

Looking Down won NFFTY  with the audience vote in the Opening Night Gala beating out over 1000 films

BEST DIRECTOR

Broommates won the 48 hour film competition for Philadelphia. It also won the Audience Award, Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Special Effects, & Best Costume
 

BEST FILM

Smile won the the Silver Sound Showdown music video competition in Brooklyn, New York. Was the youngest director to ever win the 10,000 dollar grand prize.

BEST DIRECTOR

Looking Down won the award for "Best Directing" at Freedom Shorts XIV

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Looking Down won the award for "Best Cinematography" at Freedom Shorts XIV

Freedom Shorts XV

Austin Music Video Festival

Freedom Shorts XV

Pasadena Int. 

Film Festival

ZOOPPA

Smile screened in Austin, TX part of the Austin Music Video Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Smile won the award for "Best Cinematography" at Freedom Shorts XV

Smile screened in Pasadena, California, part of the Pasadena interntational Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION

The 4GEE spec commercial won second place in competition, winning $1,500

AWARD WINNER

Smile won the award for "Best Editing" at Freedom Shorts XV

BEST EDITING

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