Joseph Strickland

Biography

Joseph Strickland is an American screenwriter, producer, director, 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.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Chicago, IL. And for the most part, I had a very quiet and decent childhood. But I witnessed a lot of people living difficult lives, whether from alcoholism, drug abuse, poverty, homelessness, child abuse, and etc. And I sought a refuge from this harsh reality through my love of books, reading, writing, drawing, and movies.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was 12 years old.
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Dual Mania - Official Teaser Trailer (HD) - Adler & Associates Entertainment, Inc.
A psychological suspense thriller dealing with the dual persona a young man possesses and attempts to conceal throughout his ongoing sessions with his therapist.

Books

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