We are happy to announce private funding has been secured to officially commence production on 'Joey'
Many thanks to our supporters - please watch for updates and lauch details at www.joeythemovie.com
We are making a feature length documentary about a man who has worked with many famous people, but is not famous himself. He never has been, maybe he never will be, and it doesn't interest him. That's the great thing, this film is about a regular guy who lives in Queens, NY, he has two armfuls of tattoos, a star-studded client list longer than both, and he loves music, he loves cars, and he loves life.
Who do you know who would attempt making french toast for a man who everyone knows can't be satisfied? Or who would voluntarily allow themselves to be locked up with Mike Tyson - on Christmas Eve? Or who recently encountered a wheelchair-bound kid at the inaccessible water park in NJ, and carried him through every ride...?
Joey Diorio is one of a kind with an amazing life story. He grew up in the 60's in Brooklyn with an ambition to be a driver - he is still a driver - and he has driven for many of the world's biggest celebrities. But this film is not about fame, it is about the way Joey chooses to live his life, with style and spirited generosity. 'Joey' is a time capsule of stories about people, music, food and cars that will leave you asking for more...
We are making an independent, feature length documentary about Joey because, with your help, we can. It is a story that just has to be shared. The world needs more cowbell, more joy, more Joey! We have celebrities on board to give their side of the story, we have our shooting schedule planned with existing gear and grip, but we still need funds for production expenses and legal fees. Once we have the legal contracts in place with Joey's clients, we can release their names and start scheduling the interviews. It's one step at a time, and after 4 years in the planning, we want to get this right. We need $25,000 to get Joey's story to the big screen and once there, we will pursue distribution options and take 'Joey' to film festivals around the world. Come with us!
August through October is the best time to shoot for both Joey and his clients. We are not a giant studio, we are a small dedicated team with the ability to move fast and be flexible, taking advantage of every possible opportunity. Editing will start in November and the film will be scheduled to be completed in 2013.
Ride with us
Making this film as good as it can be will only be possible with your help. So please support our Kickstarter campaign and spread the word. Blog! Tweet! Like! Email! More than anything, tell everyone and ask your friends to do the same. We have some fantastic Joey-inspired rewards, but be warned, Joey was a stunt driver so choose carefully. Many thanks - let's get this show on the road!
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Behind the scenes with Joey....