Phil Joanou




1984 — writes and directs USC student film “Last Chance Dance.”


1985 — directs “Amazing Stories - Santa ’85” (Steven Spielberg producer, NBC)


1986 — directs “Amazing Stories - The Doll” — John Lithgow (Steven Spielberg producer, NBC).  Winner best actor Emmy.


1987 — directs “Three O’clock High” — Casey Sheimazko, Richard Tyson (Steven Spielberg producer, Universal Pictures)


1987 — directs “Merry Christmas, Baby Please Come Home” (U2 “A Very Special Christmas”)


1988 — directs and edits “U2: Rattle and Hum” (Paramount Pictures)


1988 — directs video for “When Love Comes to Town” (U2 “Rattle and Hum”).  Winner MTV award.


1898 — directs documentary “Age 7 in America” — Meryl Streep (Michael Apted producer, NBC).  Winner Peabody Award.


1989 — directs video for “One Tree Hill” (U2 “Best of 1980-1990”)


1989 — directs video for “Bad” (U2 “Best of 1980-1990”)


1990 — directs “State of Grace” — Sean Penn, Gary Oldman, Ed Harris, Robin Wright (Orion Pictures)


1992 — directs “Final Analysis” — Richard Gere, Kim Basigner, Uma Thurman (Warner Bros.)


1992 — directs video for “One” (U2 “Achtung Baby”)


1992 — directs video for “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses”  (U2 “Achtung Baby”)


1992 — directs video for “Keep the Faith” (Bon Jovi “Keep the Faith”)


1993 — directs “Fallen Angels - Dead End for Deliah” — Gary Oldman (Sydney Pollack producer, Showtime).  Winner best actor mini-series award.


1993 — directs “Wild Palms - finale” Jim Belushi, Kim Cattrall, Dana Delany, Robert Loggia, Angie Dickenson (Oliver Stone producer, NBC)


1993 — directs 3D dream sequences “3rd Rock from the Sun” — John Lithgow, Jane Curtain, Joseph Gordon Levitt (NBC).  Winner of five Emmys.


1994 — directs video for “You Don’t Know How it Feels” (Tom Petty “Wildflowers”).  Winner MTV award.


1995 —directs “Heaven’s Prisoners” — Alec Baldwin, Mary Stuart Masterson, Terri Hatcher, Eric Roberts  (New Line)


1996 — directs video for “Walls (circus)” (Tom Petty “She’s the One“)


1997 — directs video for “If God Will Send His Angels” (U2 “Pop”)


1998 — directs “When You Believe” — (Whitney Huston and Mariah Carey “Prince of Egypt”)


1998 — directs documentary “14 Up in America” (Michael Apted producer, Showtime)


1999 — writes and directs “Entropy” — Stephen Dorff, Kelly Macdonald, Bono (Touchstone Pictures)


2000-2004 — directs commercials for: Nike, Coke, Toyota, Sony, UPS, Lexus, Gatorade, Microsoft, Diet Coke, Ford, UBS, etc.


2002 — directs tv pilot “Naked Hotel” — Joh Corbett, Michael Rispoli,  Sarah Ramirez (ABC)


2003 — directs video for “All Because of You” (U2 “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb”)


2003 — directs video for “Sometimes You Can’t Make it on Your Own” (U2 “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb”)


2005 — directs “Gridiron Gang” — Dwayne Johnson (Sony Pictures)


2006 — directs AIDS in Africa documentary “40 cents a day” — Bono (Product Red, One Campaign)


2006-20014 — directs commercials for: T-mobile, Lincoln, Vanilla Coke, Honda, Bud Light, Air Force, GM, Miller, Army, etc.


2013 — directs “Dirty Laundry” — Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman (youtube)


2013 — directs “Chris Tucker Live” — Chris Tucker (Netflix)


2015 — directs “The Veil” — Jessica Alba, Lilly Rabe, Thomas Jane (Universal Pictures)


2016-Present — directs commercials for: EA sports, Acura, Visa, Samsung, Budweiser, Mercedes, Disney, Panasonic, Brand Jordan, MSNBC, McDonalds, Garnier, ESPN, NASCAR, Comcast, etc.






Phil Joanou — timeline