Joey Perotti studied film and screenwriting at California State University, Monterey Bay, and his capstone film, Back Home, a short documentary detailing the experiences of two war veterans from different eras, earned him an award of merit at the Best Shorts Competition in La Jolla. Shortly after graduation, Joey focused his attention on screenwriting, and his first feature-length screenplay, Red Valley, was a finalist in both the Carmel and Cinequest film festivals, placing third in both. His short screenplay, Rubber Soul, was a finalist at Cinequest and a runner-up at the Nashville Film Festival. His next feature-length screenplay, Speak Easy, a hybrid film noir / buddy cop / screwball comedy set in San Francisco during the height of prohibition, took first place at the ReelHeart Film Festival in Toronto and received a live-read with an entire cast. Joey’s latest feature, LP, was a finalist at the Cinequest Film Festival, the Nashville Film Festival, and a second-rounder at the Austin Film Festival.
Joey has had his work published on Batman-on-Film and co-hosts Top Five5, a weekly pop culture podcast, with Shaun Day. He lives with his dog in Monterey, California.
*Illustration by Daniel Rodriguez