Mr. Granda has a long history on the stage, in film and in the art world. He began his career as an actor at The Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC studying under the guidance of Sanford Meisner and William Alderson.
Writer/Director: Joseph has just written and directed his first feature film titled THE HEALING GARDEN set for release in 2020
STAGE: Joseph originated the role of TIPPY, the singing junkie in the Broadway show CLUB HOUSE MADNESS. The Village Voice in NYC called his staring role as TCHAIKOVSKY in the off-Broadway play based on the composers life, an "Inspiration."
FILM: Joseph starred opposite Academy Award-winner, Mira Sorvino in the New Line Cinema film AMONGST FRIENDS, written and directed by Rob Weiss. He has played opposite Keanu Reeves in Alfonso Arau’s A WALK IN THE CLOUDS, opposite Eric Roberts and Theresa Russell in the HBO original film PUBLIC ENEMIES. He starred in Artisans’ theatrically released’ film CAUGHT UP, opposite Snoop Dog and LL Cool J.
SCREENWRITER: Joseph’s screenwriting credits include SMELLS LIKE SCHOOL SPIRIT for Red Door Development and WINNING AT WATERLOO for Bright Pictures. His screenplay WHITE NOISE was purchased by Saleem Films. In 2015, his screenplay OUT OF THE FLATIRONS was a finalist in the Kairos Prize for spiritually uplifting films. He is the writer and to be director of THE WILDERNESS PILOT along with his producing partner Meryem Ersoz. A film ready to go. Most recently he wrote THE HEALING GARDEN for Shine The Light Prod. A film he will direct in the Fall of 2019
AUTHOR: He is the author of the critically-acclaimed satirical novel LIFE TO THE RIGHT OF HOLLYWOOD.
PRODUCTION: Behind the scenes, Joseph worked his way up the production ladder beginning with his stint as director Abel Ferrara’s personal assistant on the films KING OF NEW YORK, BAD LIEUTENANT, and INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. He has worked alongside CHRISTOPHER WALKIN, HARVEY KEITEL, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER and VAL KILMER. Joseph continued working behind the scenes as a Production Assistant. on numerous big budget films. Turning his eye to the commercial production world, he became a Second Assistant Director on numerous television commercials with some of Los Angeles' top production companies.
As an ARTIST Mr. Granda's has sold his work and shown in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, the Silicon Valley and Colorado.
Mr. Granda's contemporary art work often includes words and stories and is always splattered with a playful senes of the absurd. His creative inspiration always come from God the creator.
Mr. Granda lives and works in Colorado with is lovely with Jenny and his super awesome daughter Matilda.