JOAN A. CARLSON
Joan A. Carlson, born and raised in Los Angeles, California, could almost be considered the 2nd generation in her family to enter the film business – her father was an extra in several John Wayne movies in the 1940’s. Growing up, she and her father would spend Saturday afternoons watching black & white films from the 1930’s through the 1950’s. There she was introduced to classic film storytelling by the masters: John Ford, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock.
In college, she continued to pursue her interest in learning and exploring the stories of other people and their culture. She graduated from U.C. Irvine with a B.A. in Anthropology. (While at U.C. Irvine, she was also fortunate enough to take a Media & Culture class taught by Carlton Moss). She considers the communal experience of watching movies in a darkened theater as the modern equivalent of gathering around the fire to listen to the elders tell stories – a cultural practice humans around the world have participated in for thousands of years.
“90 Minutes of the Fever” is Joan’s first time executive producing a feature film, and she will be assisting the creative team on the film as well. Her first producing effort resulted in the teaser for the film, and she looks forward to the same success with the full-length feature.