Joel Soisson

In Hollywood, it never hurts to be adaptable, as Joel Soisson discovered at an early age. A native of Los Angeles, he headed east to study character animation at New York's prestigious Pratt Institute. Unfortunately ... Read more »
Born: 04/04/1956

Filmography

Producer (38)

American Pie Presents The Naked Mile 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hellraiser: Revelations 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

White Frog 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Piranha 3DD 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Children of the Corn: Genesis 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Feast 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pulse 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Trekkies 2 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dracula II: Ascension 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Children of the Corn: Revelation 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sweet Jane 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hellraiser 5: Inferno 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Trekkies 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Drive 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Phantoms 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Six Days in Roswell 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Suckers 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Back to Back: American Yakuza II 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Serial Bomber 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Slaves to the Underground 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Infinity 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Prophecy II: Ashtown 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Prophecy 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

American Yakuza 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Badge of Silence: Maniac Cop III 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blue Desert 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Lower Level 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Modern Love 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Trick or Treat 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Avenging Angel 1985 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Lethal 1985 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Supernaturals 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hambone and Hillie 1983 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Blue Tiger (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fist of the North Star (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

No Way Back (TV Show)

Producer
Writer (15)

Cam2Cam 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hollow Man II 2014 (Movie)

(rewrite) (Screenplay)

Piranha 3DD 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Children of the Corn: Genesis 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Highlander: The Source 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Dracula II: Ascension 2002 (Movie)

(Writer)

Highlander: Endgame 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mimic 2: Hardshell 2000 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 2000 (Movie)

(From Story)

Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Prophecy III: the Ascent 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lower Level 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Trick or Treat 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Supernaturals 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hambone and Hillie 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (8)

Cam2Cam 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Pulse 2: Afterlife 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Prophecy: Uprising 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Children of the Corn: Genesis 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Prophecy: Forsaken 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Lower Level 1990 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Trick or Treat 1986 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

A Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 2: Freddy's Revenge 1985 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)
Production Management (1)

Biography

In Hollywood, it never hurts to be adaptable, as Joel Soisson discovered at an early age. A native of Los Angeles, he headed east to study character animation at New York's prestigious Pratt Institute. Unfortunately, this was just before the time that hand-drawn animation started to become obsolete. Returning to L.A., Soisson shifted gears and began working various low-level jobs in live-action films. For example, he was a production assistant on "Triumphs of a Man Called Horse" (1983), the second of two period movies about a white man assimilating into a Native American tribe. Advancing through the ranks to higher positions, he started to occupy the producer's chair. His first hit came on only his second film as producer. It was another sequel--"A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge" (1985). Several years later, he scored a bigger hit with the slacker science-fiction comedy "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989), starring Keanu Reeves. Soisson was quite busy throughout the following decades, producing budget-friendly fare such as "No Way Back" (1995), a revenge thriller about an F.B.I. agent, and the humorous documentary about Star Trek fanatics, "Trekkies" (1997). Much of Soisson's later work was done in his capacity as president of Neo Art & Logic, a production company.

EDUCATION

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1979

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