Joel Moffett is an internationally recognized filmmaker whose work has screened and won awards in festivals all over the world. He has received grants from the NEA, the NEH, the AFI, the Tides Foundation and the Lane Family Foundation among others. Joel holds an MFA in Film Directing from the American Film Institute and an MFA in Theatre Directing from Humboldt State University. Presently, he sits on the board of the Colin Higgins Foundation and works as an Associate Professor in the Academy for Creative Media at the University of Hawaii, Mānoa.