Joseph Scrimshaw is a filmmaker, writer, and comedian with experience performing, producing, and writing in multiple mediums. Originally from Minneapolis, Joseph’s body currently lives and works in Los Angeles. His digital existence can be found on Linktree.
Joseph’s written for Adult Swim’s fantasy comedy TV show Tigtone, the movie-riffing group RiffTrax, the scripted podcast Getting On With James Urbaniak, and more. His plays Adventures in Mating, An Inconvenient Squirrel, and My Monster (written with Bill Corbett) have been performed all over the world. As a comedian and actor, Joseph’s done the SF SketchFest, Jonathan Coulton’s JoCoCruise, multiple Fringe Festivals, pop culture conventions, film festivals, and a commercial with the monkey from Friends. A true highlight of his career.
Currently, Joseph is co-hosting the popular podcast Force Center, and putting most of his creative energy into filmmaking. You can find his Film Freeway profile here. More info on upcoming screenings and past films below.
THE NIGHTMARE ADORABLE!
The hosts of a horror chat show celebrate their favorite fictional monster, Bapholeth, by selling a cute toy in his image–only to be attacked by a very real cultist offended by the adorable blasphemy.
The Nightmare Adorable has begun its festival run! Here are some upcoming festivals. Check websites for ticket info and schedule.
Sin City Horror Fest
Las Vegas, Nevada
Fri, Dec 1st – Sun, Dec 3rd, 2023
Screening on Saturday, December 2nd at 4 pm in Short Films Block 3!
Sept 29th – Oct 1st, 2023
Screening on Thurs, Sept 28th in Film Block 3!
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
Oct 6th – 8th, 2023
Oct 13th – Oct 14th
It’s Alive! Festival
Oct 31st – Nov 5th, 2023
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
Nov 3rd – 5th, 2023
(Joseph will be in attendance!)
Bring The Nightmare Home!
You can buy t-shirts, stickers, buttons, and more featuring the adorable little monster from The Nightmare Adorable. Every sale on Threadless supports Joseph’s production company, STRANGE PATH, and helps us make more films and submit them to festivals.
A horror story performed by Joseph available now on Bandcamp! This terror tale (by fictional author Randolph K. Mortem) is the story-within-a-story that kicks off the events of Joseph’s short horror film, The Nightmare Adorable. In 1923, a haunted writer’s struggle to craft ad copy for a breakfast cereal leads him to discover a horrifying monster that strives to feed on the fear of the whole world.
THE NARRATOR starring Phil LaMarr
The Narrator is a mysterious being who exists only to tell stories. But for the first time, the story disobeys. Can The Narrator regain control before he becomes the subject of the tale, not the teller?
An experimental, comedic short written and directed by Joseph and starring the great Phil LaMarr! The Narrator has screened in several festivals, winning the SILVER AWARD for Best Experimental Short at the Portland Festival of Cinema, Animation, and Technology. Hopefully, more festivals to come! Here’s the trailer!
UNBOXING THE COSMOS!
An amateur content creator unboxes more than he can handle in this short, darkly comic, micr0-budget cosmic horror film. An official selection of the 2022 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon. Written and performed by Joseph.
A short comedy-horror film about a desperate quest for a peaceful afternoon. Starring Joseph Scrimshaw, Ken Napzok, and Mark Ellis. Shot as a fun experiment on Joseph’s outdated iPhone.
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Actually Frankenstein was the name of the scientist. I, the person correcting you on this trivial point, am the monster.
— Joseph Scrimshaw (@JosephScrimshaw) March 10, 2015
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