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Joseph Granda

Joseph Granda boasts a multifaceted career in the entertainment and art worlds. Trained in NYC under the esteemed William Alderson in the Meisner technique, Joseph's journey spans stage, film, and visual arts.

Film Development

As the Head of Film Development at Merkel Media, Joseph Granda has produced several notable projects:

  • The Shape of Shadows

  • Sasquatch and the Missing Man tells the story of Wes Germer, host of The Sasquatch Chronicles.

  • The Sasqualogist: Set for a Summer 2025 release, Joseph wrote, directed, and starred in this film alongside Brandon Swartz.

  • Project X with Merkel Media is currently in post production.

Bitcoin film   

The Big Empty: A collaboration with Galaxy Digital and director William Foxley, this film explores the impact of Bitcoin mining on a small Texas town.

Writing and Directing

  • The Sasqualogust  Joseph wrote, directed and starred in this feature film set for a (2025) release.

  • The Healing Garden (March 2021): Joseph wrote and directed this critically acclaimed and financially successful film. 

  • Recently adapted Douglas Wilson's novel "Ride Sally Ride" for the screen.

Breaking Laws

  • A travel show where host Joseph Granda crosses America breaking the most ridiculous laws in hopes of being arrested while advocating for smaller government and personal freedom, only to then ask, "But was it Romans 13?" Currently streaming at


  • Originated the role of Tippy in Broadway’s "Club House Madness."

  • Acclaimed performance as Tchaikovsky in the off-Broadway play based on the composer's life, hailed as "inspiration" by The New York Times.


Joseph has shared the screen with numerous Hollywood stars:

  • Opposite Mira Sorvino in "Amongst Friends"

  • With Keanu Reeves in "A Walk in the Clouds"

  • Opposite Eric Roberts, Theresa Russell, and James Marsden in HBO’s "Public Enemies"

  • With Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J in "Caught Up"

  • Recently starred in "The PK's" for


  • Credits include "Smells Like School Spirit" and "Winning at Waterloo."

  • "White Noise," purchased by Saleem Films.

  • Finalist for the 2015 Kairos Prize for "Out of the Flatirons."

  • Wrote and directed "The Healing Garden."

  • Recently completed "The Super Awesome," which he is also producing.

  • "The Marriage of Adam and Eve": A screenplay likened to Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ."

Production Experience

  • Worked as personal assistant to director Abel Ferrara on films including "King of New York" and "Bad Lieutenant."

  • Collaborated with icons such as Christopher Walken, Harvey Keitel, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Val Kilmer.

  • Extensive experience in commercial production as a Second Assistant Director and First AD with Paul Dektor and Tony Scott.

Joseph lives in Colorado with his wife and daughter, where they follow Christ.

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