"Dr. Sunshine's Office Episode 5: Dysfunction" Official Selection of the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Fall 2016
|Director Joel Salaysay|
Director:Joel Salaysay is a Winnipeg-born filmmaker based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the writer/director of numerous films, many of which have screened in festivals across North America. He is the winner of several awards, including The TIFF Top Ten award for Best Live Action Film, the award for Best Fiction at The Montreal World Film Festival, and a 2015 Leo Award for Best Student Short. Other festivals include The Vancouver International Film Festival, The National Screen Institute of Canada’s Short Film Festival, and the L.A. Comedy Shorts and L.A. Comedy Festivals.
Ranging from absurd comedies to more somber fair, Joel is best known for his films Lifers (Montreal, VIFF, TIFF Top Ten, Leo Winner), BF Nowhere (L.A. Comedy Festival, and L.A. Comedy Shorts Festival), and Stranger Things (Official Selection at The Montreal World Film Festival 2013).
In addition to his writing and directing credits, he currently works at DHX Studios as an editor of children’s animation. He is also the writer/director of the web series, Dr. Sunshine’s Office, and is in post-production on his latest short, Last Night.