Joe Swanberg

31 Aug 1981

Director, Actor, Writer, Producer

Joe Swanberg (born August 31, 1981) is an American independent filmmaker. He is a member of the "Mumblecore" movement. His films include Kissing on the Mouth (2005), LOL (2006), Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007), Nights and Weekends (2008) and Alexander the Last (2009). He is also responsible for the Nerve.com online series Young American Bodies and has made numerous shorts, most of which are available online. He attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale as a film major, earning a Bachelor's Degree in 2003.

His work has attracted controversy for its graphic depictions of sex and on-screen nudity. In particular, his film Kissing on the Mouth contains several explicit showering sequences, which include Swanberg masturbating and ejaculating, and actress Kate Winterich shaving her vulva.

Swanberg is also a noted proponent for Internet-based distribution for independent films.

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Filmography (22 titles)

(movie, 2015)
···Digging for Fire
Genre: Drama
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2014)
···Happy Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2014)
···Thou Wast Mild and Lovely
Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Akin)
(movie, 2014)
···24 Exposures
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2013)
···Proxy
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Patrick Michaels)
(movie, 2013)
···The Sacrament
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
By: Ti West
Role: Actor (as Jake)
(movie, 2013)
···Drinking Buddies
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2013)
···Privacy Setting
Role: Director
(movie, 2012)
···All the Light in the Sky
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2011)
···You're Next
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Drake)
(movie, 2011)
···Autoerotic
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2011)
···Uncle Kent
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2010)
···A Horrible Way to Die
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Kevin)
(movie, 2010)
···Blackmail Boys
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Andrew Kenneth Tucker)
(movie, 2009)
···Alexander the Last
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2009)
···You Wont Miss Me
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor
(movie, 2008)
···Nights and Weekends
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2007)
···Hannah Takes the Stairs
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 2007)
···Quiet City
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Adam)
(movie, 2006)
···LOL
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 2005)
···Kissing on the Mouth
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor, Director