I Loving Me (1994), BUBBLEGUM AND RAZORBLADES (1994), GIRLJACKER (1994), Sic (1995), Robbie (1995), Bleed (1995), D-Blok Snag (1995), EPISODE (1996), Feelings (1997), I Need You (1998), Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Mr. Clark (2001), How to Wanna Kill People (2003), I really think it’s a BLACK WHITE incident (2003), 33020 (2003), CAW (2004), THE HEALING POWER OF VIOLENCE (2004), LEN (2004), SONO (2005), EX (2006), MISSING GREEN (2007), NICE PEOPLE (2008), ...in the Upper Room (2008), HOMEWRECKA (2008), GIRLSTORIES, An Afterschool Special (2015), 33020, The Colors Of Spring (Expanded Cinema), Where's The Child (Expanded Cinema), ON GRIFFIN ALLEY (Expanded Cinema), THE BROMLEY THING ( UK Commissioned, 2021)
• “…In Sickness and in Health” (post-production)
• COWELL (feature-length death penalty survivors research project),
Contras (submersive novel documentary, 2024)
"MISSING GREEN", film shot on PIXELVISION TOY TECHNOLOGY.excerpts from a critic's film review:
Joey Huertas (aka Jane Public) has created a trilogy about three fictional young women who are experiencing an array of what "society" has deemed as psychological disorders that are damaging to themselves and others around them.
Film review by Adam Zeller -
'Missing Green'continues Huertas' exploration of camera quasi-documentaries. In this one, a hypnotist works with a friend of Erin, a student who has been missing for 11 years. As a session continues, the image mutates to TV "snow," while the audio becomes mixed with conflicting sounds. There is an eerie, almost pornographic (ideologically speaking) feel to the film. We sense that we are intruding and then censored for what appears to be a contrived situation that we are supposed to believe is real. We are kept on the edge between artifice and reality, and an uncomfortable edge it is.
CRITIC REVIEW EXCERPT:
This is the first film in the trilogy ,"GIRLSTORIES". MISSING GREEN is an upsetting "ghost story" that explores a missing college student. As we experience this film, we learn that this student has disappeared on account of her own clinical depression; visually erected through the use of multiple formats including the use of PIXELVISION, a vintage kids toy camera from 1987. The use of different recording devices is an intelligent way in which to convey the story of a literal and metaphoric disappearance of a young girl who has deteriorated from society and from herself, therefore the pixels that make up the images begin to also deteriorate into a facsimile of a fictional facial factorial FLASHBACK RECOGNITION. The ghost-like atmosphere contains an underlying humor that is so subtle one must pull it out from a cold unforeseen depth of the comedy that goes along with the experience of being human; this is what makes MISSING GREEN a good way to begin this trilogy called GIRLSTORIES. As owe are enter this world of dark psychological humor through a portal of another dimension, our spirits go to become reborn into an unnatural state which the filmmaker is guiding us through.
Charles Dickens said it best, "an idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself."
Currently screening at THE PASSAGE GALLERY, NY .
directed, shot, edited and broadcast by akajoey
YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2008
Format: Super 8mm
16x9 digital video, microfilm, Mini DV. Tentative release date: 2012
Footage was shot on location in the New Hampshire state mountains. This Colors Of Spring integrates live performance + journals + poetry readings accompanied by a viola soundscape performance. Sound-design will color a faux love story narrative.
FANGIRL SARAH YOUTUBE SITE: https://www.youtube.com/user/Gacktfangirl2323
DANGIRL SARAH on the DR. PHIL show ... https://youtu.be/8uOnqrDuRM0
A land art film that examines the poverty of a residential block in the South Bronx. Torched stolen cars, abandoned mutt dogs and dirty laundry are a few of the visual anchors that weave this location study together. This film was shot on Tri-X film and in-camera edited using a 16mm Bolex camera. Inspired by the works of artist Nancy Holt.
Joey's film 'D-Blok Snag' exhibited at MoMA Museum of Modern Art
Thu, Feb 17, 2022. 7:00 p.m.
This film accompanies New York City Symphonies of the Millennium Film Workshop.
MoMA, Floor T2/T1, Theater 2
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2
Organized by Ron Magliozzi, Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.
For decades, Millennium Film Workshop has served as a hub for independent experimental film production and exhibition, a place to bring forth personal cinema, open to anyone seeking a different vision beyond the mainstream. The original Workshop, located in New York City’s East Village from 1966 to 2011, was a community space providing low-cost equipment rentals, access to a screening room and editing facility, and the independence traditionally associated with painters or poets. Such filmmakers and artists as Andy Warhol, James Benning, Bruce Conner, Todd Haynes, Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, and Michael Snow screened their work at Millennium, some premiering their first films. Today, Millennium holds instructional workshops for students and adults around the city, and maintains a community of critical engagement through its long-running publication, Millennium Film Journal. Through digital platforms, and in collaboration with other like-minded organizations, Millennium continues to foster experimentation and artistic development in film and video, steadfast in its mission to highlight new and unknown visions from beyond the commercial world of film.
The many changes and adaptations Millennium has weathered over its long years of existence reflect the protean nature of the city it calls its home; though names and places may change, a certain character of filmmaking is always recognizably Millennium, just as our ever-changing city is always recognizably New York. Over the past few decades the filmmakers of Millennium Film Workshop have produced a wide range of films devoted to New York. These films can be understood as a continuation of the venerable “city symphony” genre and a modernization of the genre through new technology, interpretation, and techniques.
This series aims to invoke the spirit of the early City Symphonies and apply it to the New York of the late 20th century and the early part of this century. Each filmmaker in this program has been affiliated with Millennium over the years, some educated through its workshop programs, others active members of their ongoing screening community. Each film offers its own particular and idiosyncratic view of the city, but it is hoped that the screenings will offer something more than just a compilation. Rather, as with any great symphony, the whole will be greater than the sum of its parts. Perhaps, when these short films are viewed together, the viewer will gain a deeper understanding of the city, its inner workings, its organic growth, and the profound changes that it has undergone in its recent history.
MoMA Film series 2022
MoMA, Floor T2/T1
The Debra and Leon Black Family Film Center
Entire Spoken Word album is 45 minutes length in read