Joe Arias
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Joe's career in the entertainment industry began at the early age of 12 years old, when he was chosen from amongst thousands of child actors to be the lead of the widely popular, Argentinian television program, "Amigovios". Working on the hit television show with top Argentinian actors, directors and producers from such an early age taught Joe how to work in a demanding environment on a professional level. Shortly after the show ended and Joe finished high school, he received a scholarship to attend Lindenwood University in St. Louis, Missouri where he studied theater and film. Joe graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communications. From his careers as an actor and as a professional photographer, Joe's eye for directing really blossomed. He has become a director with an incomparable passion and striking visual style, committed to creating meaningful films and works of art that transport audiences to another world. Joe's artistic viewpoint as a director was highly influenced by some of Hollywood's cult-classic films, including Labyrinth", "Willow", "ET", and "The Goonies". Joe's received early award-winning success with his short film "Persona" (2008) after being accepted into 15 film festivals, winning 6 awards, including "Best Director" and "Best Cinematography". "Persona" also qualified for Academy Award consideration in 2008. Joe subsequently directed his second short film "The Fallen Angel" (2010) which starred well-known actor, Billy Drago (The Untouchables). In 2013, Joe was one of 10 filmmakers from around the world honored at the 2013 Chicago International Film Festival with a special screening of a short film he was selected to direct as part of a program sponsored by Porsche.