Joe Maggio is an award-winning writer-director. His work has screened in theaters, festivals and museums around the world, including the Museum of the Moving Image, The Paley Center for Media, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Town Hall NYC. His first film, VIRGIL BLISS (2001), was nominated for two 2002 Independent Spirit Awards - The John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature under $500,000) and Best Debut Performance (for actor Clint Jordan.) His second film, MILK + HONEY (2003), premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and won a Special Jury Prize for Best Screenplay at the 2003 Atlanta Film Festival. PAPER COVERS ROCK (2008), premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and was purchased by IFC Films for worldwide VOD and DVD, and by Showtime for North American cable. BITTER FEAST (2010), premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was released theatrically and on VOD through MPI Media/Dark Sky Films. It was nominated for two Golden Chainsaw Awards (Best Actor, Best Blood FX) by Fangoria Magazine. THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY (2011), was produced in conjunction with Steppenwolf Films of Chicago. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, was acquired by Tribeca Films and released theatrically to critical acclaim throughout North America. The late Roger Ebert named THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY on his best films list of 2011. He has collaborated with Vincent D'Onofrio on three feature-length radio plays, MAN ON THE LEDGE (2012), RAM KING (2013), and CANNIBALS (2016).