Joe Stankus is a Brooklyn based writer/director. He enjoys working in both narrative and documentary filmmaking but is especially fond of the blurry area in between.

His shorts have screened at several film festivals including The New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Maryland Film Festival, Cucalorus, the Provincetown International Film Festival and the New Hampshire Film Festival.

He holds an MFA in film directing from Brooklyn College's Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema and is an alumnus of the New York Film Festival Artist Academy and the IFP Filmmaker labs.