The New Mexico Film Foundation invited Joel to Albuquerque for his Be Your Own Hollywood workshop and we were not disappointed. Joel offers no-nonsense, practical information about independent filmmaking, marketing and distribution. For some the information Joel presented was a well-needed reality check. We recommend Joel highly. 

-Dirk Norris
Executive Director
New Mexico Film Foundation

Black WaterBlack Water –
Joel’s student raised 3.5 million for Black Water

Crowning Jules Movie PosterCrowning Jules –
Learned from Joel, raised 300k for his first feature film

A Horse for Summer PosterHorse For Summer –
Joel helped producer Nancy Criss to crowd fund close to 100k in donations for her film A Horse For Summer

Mary's Buttons Movie PosterMary’s Buttons –
70 year old Ray Govaere took Joel’s class then funded and made his dream project

Dean Cain“Paying a couple hundred dollars to take his course will probably save you thousands of dollars in future headaches.”

-International TV and movie star Dean Cain



Kevin Sorbo“Luck only plays a small part of finding success in Hollywood. The best piece of advice I ever got is that it is called Show Business, not Show Show. It is a business and Joel knows that as well as anyone in the Biz! He will help you to understand how to open that door to success!”

-Kevin Sorbo, TV’s Hercules and star of the

64 million dollar blockbuster GOD’S NOT DEAD

Tara Reid“Film is a business and producers could learn a lot from Joel.”

-Tara Reid, star of AMERICAN PIE and SHARKNADO




“I learned more from Joel than you can learn in four years of film school.”
-Richard Switzer, profiled by Entertainment Tonight for being the worlds youngest film producer at 18.  Now producing million dollar features.

Joel Reisig follows the market with a keen eye. His films are fresh, marketable, and above all, they sell!”
-Joe Amodei, owner of Virgil Films and Entertainment, a worldwide distribution company

“I need producer to bring me movies that I can actually sell.  Joel teaches you how to do that.”
Tyler Kooney, owner of international sales agency Taylor and Dodge