Joseph Strickland is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and author from Chicago, IL. A former film festival judge for the 32nd Chicago International Film Festival and the 14th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, Strickland also served as Chair of the Features Jury on the adult jury panel for the 15th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.
The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style is the author’s first collaborative work of nonfiction, co-authored with fellow writer and theater critic B.J. Patterson, and author Cat Ellington, to whom Strickland is married. The fiery narrative was inspired by Strickland’s directorial debut Dual Mania, a psychological thriller dealing with the dual persona a young possesses and attempts to conceal throughout his ongoing sessions with his therapist.
Outside of his creative work, Strickland enjoys watching Turner Classic Movies (TCM), reading, oil painting, visiting art museums, and watching the Chicago Bears.
Awards and Recognition
- Festival Award [Nominee] (2019) for Best Thriller Feature DUAL MANIA Oct 2019 Los Angeles Film Award
- Bronze Award [Winner] (2019) for Best Director DUAL MANIA Jan 2019 Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque
- Bronze Award [Winner] (2019) for Best Feature Film DUAL MANIA Jan 2019 Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque
- Bronze Award [Winner] (2019) for Best Screenplay DUAL MANIA Jan 2019 Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque
- Golden Earth Film Award [Nominee] (2018) For Best First Time Director DUAL MANIA Nov 2018 Golden Earth Film Award
- Best of Month Award-October [Winner] Silver Award for Best Feature Film DUAL MANIA Oct 2018 Royal Wolf Film Awards
- Best of Month-September [Winner] for Best Feature Film DUAL MANIA Sept 2018 Royal Wolf Film Awards
- Fall Award [ Semi-Finalist ] (2018) for Best Mystery/Thriller/Suspense Film DUAL MANIA 2018 AltFF Alternative Film Festival
- Gold Award [Winner] (2018) for Best Screenplay DUAL MANIA Sept 2018 Pinnacle Film Awards
- Silver Award [Winner] (2018) for Best Director DUAL MANIA Sept 2018 Pinnacle Film Awards
Press and Media Mentions
- Chicago Filmmaker and Author Joseph Strickland in Pretty Hot Spot
- Book Reader Magazine Featured Author Joseph Strickland
- My Book Place featuring Filmmaker and debut Author Joseph Strickland
- Interviews with Writers: Interview with Author Joseph Strickland
- A Smashwords Interview with Author Joseph Strickland
- Cut Frame Magazine Article: "Covid-19 Versus The Entertainment Industry" by Joseph Strickland (Issue No. 6, June 2020)