Joel Jay Blacker

Originally from the UK, Joel is a fantastic comedy writer, director, and editor living in Los Angeles.

Joel fell in love with directing when he found his voice making comedy films. His talent for wit and brevity, his humorous perspective, and an eye for strong visuals coupled with deep, mature storytelling has led to award-winning comedy work for a variety of formats and platforms.

Joel started working in the film industry at school getting work as a production assistant in LA during the summer holidays. He continued his hands on film education with assistant directing and his valuable skills in running and managing sets was brought to his directing career and clients can be confident in Joel's ability to carry a project from conception and development to release with engaging and entertaining results.

Notable works selected for Academy Award Winning festivals include the Facebook comedy series ‘Airport Security Squad’ starring  Anwar Jibawi, ’Who You Are’ which premiered at SXSW, and music videos ‘How It Goes’ and ‘Dinner and a Movie’ that bridges genre-bending comedy with rap visuals.


ASS: Airport Security Squad


Atlanta Film and TV | An Interview with Joel Jay Blacker, Director of "Who You Are" at the Atlanta Film Festival!

SHOTS | Park Village Welcome Director Joel Jay Blacker