Joe, the creator of the film, is a progressive liberal democrat who has always been interested in politics, but who recently grew tired of the extreme political partisanship in America today. He created The Other Side: a liberal democrat explores conservative America to see if he could find another way – a better way – to talk to those he disagrees with. 20,000 miles, 5 months, 35 states and 82 interviews later, Joe and his team are editing the footage of his journey into a documentary that will show there’s a better way to talk politics in the US.
Joe is a former teacher, vice principal, social worker, pro soccer player, and wilderness therapy guide who now makes his living acting and teaching in Los Angeles. You may have seen him on TV recently on ABC's Scandal and Grey's Anatomy and on the stage as Henry in the award winning Henry V at the Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice, CA.
While Joe puts the final touches on the documentary we'll be sharing some previews of the film. Enjoy.
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