Joe Bowden

Screenwriter, Director, Director of Photography

I am a Japanese, Korean, and white filmmaker. I work as a writer, director, and director of photography. I was born in Colorado, raised in Anchorage, AK and started making films on a Sony Handicam in the late 1990's, I moved to Portland to pursue music and film in 2001 and spent 15+ years playing in bands, working in bars and restaurants, and making films. In 2016 I founded founded Desert Island Studios in Portland, a BIPOC owned and operated film studio dedicated to creating entertaining and challenging narrative film and providing space and equipment for up and coming filmmakers with an DEI and accountable approach.