JOE DUCA DIRECTOR
Award-winning indie writer-director Joe Duca just finished touring with his debut feature-length film, Evergreen (2020), winner of the Houston Broadcast Critics Association's Best Picture, Best Actress, & Best Supporting Actress Awards, Hunter Mountain Film Festival's Best Director, and the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcases Audience Choice Award, among others, prior to landing distribution through Indiecan Pictures, and a December 2020 release. He unveiled his second full-length feature film, Her Name Was Jo, in 2020, at the Lighthouse International Film Festival, and went on to win Best Narrative Feature at Filmocracy Fest before securing North American distribution through Gravitas Ventures, and teaming with Wide Management for international sales. Her Name Was Jo is slated for an April 2021 digital release.
Joe Duca moved to Los Angeles from Northern Virginia a little over six years ago after graduating with a degree in Philosophy from Christendom College, a distinguished liberal arts school in the Shenandoah Valley. Once in L.A. he studied acting at the prestigious Stella Adler Academy and screenwriting through the Act One Program, which has trained over 900 industry professionals, in addition to receiving mentorship from Joe Aaron, co-creator of Disney's Doug, and the award-winning playwright and screenwriter Corey Mandell, who has written projects for Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, John Travolta, Warner Brothers, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, and Walt Disney Pictures.
In addition to a bevy of shorts, music videos, and testimonials, Joe's completed three screenplays, produced and directed two features, and is committed to creating thoughtful, inclusive, and compassionate cinema for years to come.