No Way…

Was there really a meeting between the person Joe considers the top celebrity in the world right now and the Sight Unseen Pictures team? Yup, it happened. Here’s the blog that explains how it all went down.

Read: Just So Happens… at the Sight Unseen Pictures blog.

Joe’s Groundbreaking Feature Hits IPTV this Halloween; FREE for First Week!

The Bunker Movie ArtJoe’s debut feature, THE BUNKER, premieres Halloween night, Oct. 31 on CommodityFilms.com, and will run for free through November 7th, along with a “Making of” documentary, and REDEMPTION, a TV pilot based on one of Monks’ teleplays. Just click Watch Now to enter the Commodity Films Screening Room.

Despite obstacles his handicap presented, Jo raised the money to shoot the movie, and embark on a journey no filmmaker had taken before. With THE BUNKER, Joseph M. Monks is the first blind feature film director.

Commodity Films’ Russell Hess saw enormous potential in the envelope-pushing project, and reached out to offer his services.

“I was more than mildly intrigued when I heard a blind guy was making a movie. At first, I reacted as many would, thinking that this was some kind of stunt. Not only was I completely wrong, what Joe accomplished is far better than most amateur filmmakers I’ve seen during my career.”

After a year’s worth of discussions, the two finally met face-to-face, and sealed the deal.

“It took me a while to trust somebody after the hassles I had in production,” says Monks. “But we secured domestic distribution, foreign distribution and now the IPTV deal. Not bad for a first-timer who can’t see, huh?”

Airing alongside THE BUNKER will be a “Making of” documentary, and REDEMPTION, a TV pilot based on one of Joe’s teleplays.