Joe O’Connell

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Joe O’Connell joins us this week. We’ll be talking with him about his film, writing and photography career, including his new documentary, Love and Other Stunts.

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Director/producer Joe O’Connell‘s first documentary, Love and Other Stunts about B-movie stuntman Gary Kent, premiered in 2018.   He has been a film industry columnist for the Dallas Morning News, Austin Chronicle and Austin American-Statesman and has contributed to Variety and Texas Monthly. He is the author of the award-winning novel-in-stories Evacuation Plan.

Joe O’Connell’s nonfiction specialties include film, literature and sports.  His articles have appeared in Variety, Texas Monthly, Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, Austin American-Statesman, San Antonio Express-News, Houston Chronicle and The Austin Chronicle.

Joe O’Connell & Gary Kent – Photo by John Anderson

Joe O’Connell is also an associate professor at Austin Community College.  His photographs have appeared in exhibits, Texas newspapers, the cover of The Austin Chronicle, the web site of Consumer Reports, Makeshift Magazine and on the cover of the 2013 Texas Poetry Calendar. He is a member of the international Elephant Gun photo collective.

Joe O’Connell is now at work on the documentary,  Rondo and Bob,  a scary love story. See the trailer here.

IN PRAISE OF Love and Other Stunts

“One of the best documentaries about a single person I have ever seen. Hats off to director Joe O’Connell for giving us a love letter to a man who manages to touch anyone’s heart that he comes in contact with.”–Douglas Waltz, Divine Exploitation

“A beautiful film.”– Scott Edwards, author of Quintessential Jack: The Art of Jack Nicholson on Screen.

For more on Love and Other Stunts, please see Facebook and Twitter. You can see the TRAILER here