Joel Potrykus

Writer-directorJoel Potrykus lives in Grand Rapids, MI, where he teaching filmmaking at Grand Valley State University. His work has premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival and screened at the Lincoln Center and MoMA. His latest film, Relaxer, is in select theaters through Oscilloscope from March 22. (Photo courtesy of Sob Noisse.)

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RT @BAMfilmBrooklyn: Don't miss your last chance to catch @joelpotrykus's daringly demented black comedy, RELAXER. Must end tomorrow, May 2…

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Talks

Underrated/Overlooked: Joel Potrykus on Dragged Across Concrete

By Joel Potrykus | January 28, 2020

Underrated/Overlooked: Joel Potrykus on Dragged Across Concrete

It's not exactly fashionable to love S. Craig Zahler's movies, but dammit if Joel Potrykus doesn't walk to the beat of his own drum.

Filmmaking and Fatherhood: Year One

By Joel Potrykus | March 21, 2019

Filmmaking and Fatherhood: Year One

Last year, Joel Potrykus' son, Solo, was born 10 days before his new film premiered. As Relaxer hits theaters, he takes stock of where he's at.

“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.