Joe Swanberg

Writer, Actor, Producer

Writer, Actor, Producer


Joe Swanberg was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1981. He moved around quite a bit growing up, even spending two years on an island in the Pacific Ocean named Kwajalein. He studied film production at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he developed an interest in emerging video technology and the creative possibilities of the Internet. He ...
Birth date
1981-08-31
Awards
1 win & 14 nominations.
Height
6' 3" (1.91 m)

Known For


Easy
Easy
Writer (2016-2019)
Drinking Buddies
Drinking Buddies
Writer (2013)
Happy Christmas
Happy Christmas
Writer (2014)
V/H/S
V/H/S
Sam (segment "Second Honeymoon") (2012)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterThe Rental
(written by) (completed)
2020
WriterEasy
(TV Series) (created by - 25 episodes, 2016 - 2019) (written by - 25 episodes, 2016 - 2019) - Low Rolling Boil (2019) ... (creator) / (written by) - Number One Seller (2019) ... (creator) / (written by) - Blank Pages (2019) ... (creator) / (written by) - Yes (2019) ... (creator) / (written by) - Spontaneous Combustion (2019) ... (creator) / (written by) Show all 25 episodes
WriterWin It All
(written by)
2017
WriterDigging for Fire
(written by)
2015
WriterHappy Christmas
(written by)
2014
Writer24 Exposures
(written by)
2013
WriterPrivacy Setting
(Short)
2013
WriterDrinking Buddies
(written by)
2013
WriterAll the Light in the Sky2012
WriterStray Bullets
(Video short)
2012
WriterMarriage Material2012
WriterThe Zone
(writer)
2011
WriterCaitlin Plays Herself2011
WriterArt History2011
WriterAutoerotic2011
WriterSilver Bullets2011
WriterUncle Kent2011
WriterBirthday Suit
(Short)
2009
WriterAlexander the Last
(written by)
2009
WriterOne Shot Film
(Short)
2009
WriterYoung American Bodies
(TV Series) (2 episodes) - Maggie Comes Home (2008) - Your New Neighbor (2008)
2008
WriterNights and Weekends
(screenplay)
2008
WriterSwedish Blueballs
(Short) (story)
2008
WriterHannah Takes the Stairs
(written by)
2007
WriterLOL2006
WriterHissy Fits
(Short)
2005
WriterKissing on the Mouth
(written by)
2005
RoleTitleYear
ActorOffseason
(post-production) George
ActorNobody Likes You as Much as I Do
(Short) Pauly
2019
ActorXX
Singing Panda (segment "The Birthday Party") (uncredited)
2017
ActorJoshy
Aaron
2016
ActorLace Crater
Dean
2015
ActorBloomin Mud Shuffle
Brock
2015
ActorUncle Kent 2
Joe
2015
ActorThere
Toth
2015
ActorJourneyman
(Short) Jake Hopkins
2014/III
ActorEmpire Builder
The Husband
2014
ActorThou Wast Mild and Lovely
Akin
2014
ActorHappy Christmas
Jeff
2014
ActorProxy
Patrick Michaels
2013/I
ActorThe Sacrament
Jake Williams
2013
Actor24 Exposures
Literary Agent
2013
ActorWhite Reindeer
George
2013
ActorDetonator
Sid
2013
ActorDrinking Buddies
Angry Car Guy
2013
ActorBe Good
Joe
2012
ActorCats and Trees
Al
2012
ActorThe Kings of Yorktown
Bartender
2012
ActorV/H/S
Sam (segment "Second Honeymoon")
2012
ActorMarriage Material
Joe
2012
ActorThe Zone2011
ActorCaitlin Plays Herself
Joe
2011
ActorArt History
Sam / director
2011
ActorYou're Next
Drake
2011
ActorWhat Fun We Were Having2011
ActorAutoerotic2011
ActorSilver Bullets
Ethan
2011
ActorUncle Kent
Joe
2011
ActorAudrey the Trainwreck
Jeremy Roth
2010
ActorBlackmail Boys
Andrew Kenneth Tucker
2010
ActorA Horrible Way to Die
Kevin
2010
ActorEveryone Says I Look Just Like Her
Brandon
2010
ActorYoung American Bodies
(TV Series) Ben - More Than Friends (2009) ... Ben - Boys Are Lame (2009) ... Ben - Breakfast in Bed (2009) ... Ben - Enough About Me (2009) ... Ben - The Honeymoon Suite (2009) ... Ben Show all 23 episodes
2007-2009
ActorThe Mountain, the River and the Road
Tom
2009
ActorCabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
Hazmat Team
2009
ActorSon of a Seahorse
(Video) James / Paul
2009
ActorYou Wont Miss Me2009
ActorPaintbrush
(Short) Danny
2008
ActorNights and Weekends
James / Mattie's boyfriend
2008
ActorPresent Company
Archibald King
2008
ActorUntied Strangers
(Short) Wes
2008
ActorHohokam
The Jeffery
2007
ActorTight Shots
(TV Series)
2007
ActorThe Timebox Twins
(Short) Boy
2007
ActorGrammy's
(Short) Clarence
2007
ActorQuiet City
Adam
2007
ActorLOL
Tim
2006
ActorHissy Fits
(Short)
2005
ActorKissing on the Mouth
Patrick
2005
RoleTitleYear
ProducerThe Rental
(producer) (completed)
2020
ProducerHoly Trinity
(executive producer)
2019
ProducerEasy
(TV Series) (executive producer - 25 episodes) - Low Rolling Boil (2019) ... (executive producer) - Number One Seller (2019) ... (executive producer) - Blank Pages (2019) ... (executive producer) - Yes (2019) ... (executive producer) - Spontaneous Combustion (2019) ... (executive producer) Show all 25 episodes
2016-2019
ProducerDepraved
(executive producer)
2019
ProducerSword of Trust
(executive producer)
2019
ProducerMadeline's Madeline
(executive producer)
2018
ProducerWin It All
(producer)
2017
ProducerGolden Exits
(executive producer)
2017
ProducerPerson to Person
(executive producer)
2017
ProducerLittle Sister
(executive producer)
2016/I
ProducerLace Crater
(producer)
2015
ProducerBloomin Mud Shuffle
(producer)
2015
ProducerUncle Kent 2
(executive producer)
2015
ProducerQueen of Earth
(producer)
2015
ProducerDigging for Fire
(producer)
2015
ProducerHappy Christmas
(producer)
2014
ProducerPrivacy Setting
(Short) (producer)
2013
ProducerDrinking Buddies
(producer)
2013
ProducerAll the Light in the Sky
(producer)
2012
ProducerStray Bullets
(Video short) (producer)
2012
ProducerV/H/S
(segment producer - segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
2012
ProducerThe Zone
(producer)
2011
ProducerCaitlin Plays Herself
(producer)
2011
ProducerArt History
(producer)
2011
ProducerWhat Fun We Were Having
(producer)
2011
ProducerAutoerotic
(producer)
2011
ProducerSilver Bullets
(producer)
2011
ProducerUncle Kent
(producer)
2011
ProducerIt Was Great, But I Was Ready to Come Home
(producer)
2009
ProducerAlexander the Last
(producer)
2009
ProducerYoung American Bodies
(TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes) - Maggie Comes Home (2008) ... (producer) - Your New Neighbor (2008) ... (producer)
2008
ProducerAbout Film Festivals
(Video short) (producer)
2008
ProducerNights and Weekends
(producer)
2008
ProducerSwedish Blueballs
(Short) (producer)
2008
ProducerHannah Takes the Stairs
(producer)
2007
ProducerLOL
(producer)
2006
ProducerHissy Fits
(Short) (producer)
2005
ProducerKissing on the Mouth
(producer)
2005
RoleTitleYear
DirectorSoundtrack
(TV Series) (2 episodes) - Track 7: Sam and Frank (2019) - Track 4: Margot and Frank (2019)
2019
DirectorEasy
(TV Series) (25 episodes) - Low Rolling Boil (2019) - Number One Seller (2019) - Blank Pages (2019) - Yes (2019) - Spontaneous Combustion (2019) Show all 25 episodes
2016-2019
DirectorWin It All2017
DirectorLove
(TV Series) (3 episodes) - The Long D (2017) - Back in Town (2017) - Andy (2016)
2016-2017
DirectorDigging for Fire2015
DirectorLooking
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Looking in the Mirror (2014)
2014
DirectorHappy Christmas2014
Director24 Exposures2013
DirectorPrivacy Setting
(Short)
2013
DirectorDrinking Buddies2013
DirectorAll the Light in the Sky2012
DirectorStray Bullets
(Video short)
2012
DirectorV/H/S
(segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
2012
DirectorMarriage Material2012
DirectorThe Zone2011
DirectorCaitlin Plays Herself2011
DirectorArt History2011
DirectorAutoerotic2011
DirectorSilver Bullets2011
DirectorUncle Kent2011
DirectorBirthday Suit
(Short)
2009
DirectorAlexander the Last2009
DirectorOne Shot Film
(Short)
2009
DirectorYoung American Bodies
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Maggie Comes Home (2008)
2008
DirectorNights and Weekends2008
DirectorSwedish Blueballs
(Short)
2008
DirectorHannah Takes the Stairs2007
DirectorThanks for the Add!
(Short)
2006
DirectorLOL2006
DirectorHissy Fits
(Short)
2005
DirectorKissing on the Mouth2005
DirectorMikey
(Short)
2003
RoleTitleYear
EditorEasy
(TV Series) (9 episodes) - Package Thief (2017) - Hop Dreams (2016) - Chemistry Read (2016) - Utopia (2016) - Art and Life (2016) Show all 9 episodes
2016-2017
EditorWin It All2017
EditorDigging for Fire2015
Editor24 Exposures2013
EditorDrinking Buddies2013
EditorAll the Light in the Sky2012
EditorV/H/S
(segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
2012
EditorThe Zone2011
EditorCaitlin Plays Herself2011
EditorArt History2011
EditorSilver Bullets2011
EditorUncle Kent2011
EditorAlexander the Last2009
EditorYoung American Bodies
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Maggie Comes Home (2008)
2008
EditorNights and Weekends2008
EditorHannah Takes the Stairs2007
EditorThanks for the Add!
(Short)
2006
EditorLOL2006
EditorKissing on the Mouth2005
EditorMikey
(Short)
2003
RoleTitleYear
CinematographerAll the Light in the Sky2012
CinematographerThe Zone2011
CinematographerCaitlin Plays Herself2011
CinematographerArt History2011
CinematographerSilver Bullets2011
CinematographerUncle Kent2011
CinematographerOpen Five2010
CinematographerThe World of Film Festivals
(Video short)
2010
Cinematographer11/4/08
(Documentary)
2010
CinematographerAlexander the Last2009
CinematographerYoung American Bodies
(TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes) - Maggie Comes Home (2008) ... (director of photography) - Your New Neighbor (2008) ... (director of photography)
2008
CinematographerSaturday Night Live
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Paul Rudd/Beyoncé (2008) ... (segment "Noah Baumbach")
2008
CinematographerGinger Sand
(Video short)
2008
CinematographerAbout Film Festivals
(Video short)
2008
CinematographerSwedish Blueballs
(Short)
2008
CinematographerHannah Takes the Stairs2007
CinematographerThanks for the Add!
(Short)
2006
CinematographerLOL2006
CinematographerKissing on the Mouth
(director of photography)
2005
CinematographerMikey
(Short)
2003
RoleTitleYear
Camera and Electrical DepartmentUncle Kent 2
(first 12 min: additional photography)
2015
Camera and Electrical DepartmentSt. Nick
(second team camera operator)
2009
Camera and Electrical DepartmentIrregular Fruit
(Short) (additional photographer)
2009
Camera and Electrical DepartmentYoung American Bodies
(TV Series) (camera operator - 2 episodes) - Maggie Comes Home (2008) ... (camera operator) - Your New Neighbor (2008) ... (camera operator)
2008
RoleTitleYear
Second Unit Director or Assistant DirectorSon of a Seahorse
(Video) (unit director: Chicago)
2009
Second Unit Director or Assistant DirectorSt. Nick
(second unit director)
2009
RoleTitleYear
Sound departmentV/H/S
(sound designer - segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
2012
Sound departmentSilver Bullets
(sound)
2011
RoleTitleYear
Makeup DepartmentAutoerotic
(special effects makeup)
2011
RoleTitleYear
Miscellaneous CrewDead and Lonely
(TV Mini-Series) (production crew - 2009)
2009
RoleTitleYear
ThanksHorse Girl
(thanks)
2020/I
ThanksMadeline's Madeline
(special thanks)
2018
ThanksWhat Children Do
(kickstarter backer)
2017
ThanksXX
(special thanks)
2017
ThanksThe Little Hours
(special thanks)
2017
ThanksThe Alchemist Cookbook
(thanks)
2016
ThanksMarc Maron: More Later
(TV Special) (special thanks)
2015
ThanksResults
(special thanks)
2015
ThanksListen Up Philip
(special thanks)
2014
ThanksPollywogs
(very special thanks)
2013
ThanksBorn & Raised
(special thanks)
2012
ThanksLeave Durov to the Dogs: A Comanche Parable
(Short) (grateful thanks)
2011
ThanksThe Color Wheel
(Thank you for feedback and support)
2011
ThanksThe Innkeepers
(special thanks)
2011
ThanksIncredibly Small
(special thanks)
2010
ThanksI Love You This Much
(Short) (thanks)
2009
ThanksAndante
(Short) (special thanks)
2009
ThanksThe House of the Devil
(special thanks)
2009
ThanksIrregular Fruit
(Short) (special thanks)
2009
ThanksCookies & Cream
(special thanks)
2008
ThanksEastern College
(thanks)
2008
ThanksThis Film Is Not Yet Rated
(Documentary) (the producers wish to thank)
2006
ThanksThe Puffy Chair
(thanks)
2005
RoleTitleYear
SelfFlames
(Documentary) Joe Swanberg
2017
SelfThe Show About the Show
(TV Series) Self - The Whole World Is Coming to an End (2017) ... Self
2017
SelfIn Defense of Henry
(Documentary short) Self
2016
SelfRegional Bloodshed with Joe Swanberg and Spencer Parsons
(Video documentary short) Self
2016
SelfThe IMDb Studio at Sundance
(TV Series) Self - 'Digging for Fire' ... Self
2015
SelfEverything Doesn't Suck
(Documentary) Self
2015
SelfLive@Sundance
(TV Series) Self - 1/19/2014 with Shira Lazar (2014) ... Self
2014
Self10 Questions for Joe Swanberg
(Video short) Self
2012
SelfThe Seventh Art
(TV Series) Self - Issue 5 (2012) ... Self
2012
SelfStage Brother
(Documentary) Self
2011
SelfInconvenient Interviews with Risa
(Video short) Self - Interviewee
2011
Self11/4/08
(Documentary) Self
2010
SelfBirthday Suit
(Short) Self
2009
SelfFilmFellas: A Webisodic Series
(TV Series) Self - The New Audience (2009) ... Self - Challenging Hollywood (2009) ... Self - The Art of Making Money (2009) ... Self - A Mumblecore Movement (2009) ... Self - The Film Generation (2009) ... Self
2009