Joel Potrykus

Joel Potrykus resides in Grand Rapids, MI, where he wrote and directed his Animal Trilogy. Actor Joshua Burge stars in all three films, beginning with 2010’s Super 8 short, Coyote, followed by 2012’s feature, Ape (winner of Best Emerging Director, Locarno Film Festival). Buzzard is the final installment, coming March 6 through Oscilloscope Laboratories. (Photo courtesy of Sob Noisse.)

@joelpotrykus

RT @cleverrgirrl: “That was atrocious but I loved it. Why would I do that to myself? Why? But I really enjoyed it, but it disturbed me” he…

18 hours ago

Talks

“It Got One Star, for the Cat”: Filmmakers Choose More of Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

By Filmmakers | March 30, 2016

“It Got One Star, for the Cat”: Filmmakers Choose More of Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

It's no fun to read a major critic tear down your vision, but it's sometimes a different matter when the writer is a trolling internet commenter...

Joel Potrykus (Buzzard) Talks David Gelb’s The Lazarus Effect

By Joel Potrykus | March 4, 2015

Joel Potrykus (Buzzard) Talks David Gelb’s The Lazarus Effect

The latest Blumhouse production is a film 14-year-old Joel Potrykus would’ve loved as much as Mountain Dew. But Potrykus isn't a teenager anymore.