“As we came up over the rise, there were two men on horseback. If it had been 1000 years earlier, they would have looked exactly the same: Leather, wood, wool, horsehair ropes. When they took us to a man who had an eagle, I thought to myself, ‘Oh no, this is clearly my next film, and it’s set in the most remote corner of already remote Mongolia!’”
Joseph began making films as a child of about 10 in Southern California. There, along with family and neighbors, a series of “Spy Movies” were put into production. In-camera editing and extreme angles created fantastic if primitive action scenes of spy heroes jumping from impossible heights and landing with athletic artistry.
Joseph Spaid lives in New York City where has been continuously active as an independent filmmaker for almost two decades. Whether directing a music video, acting as cinematographer on a short film, or producing on a documentary, he has remained firmly committed to independent filmmaking. His short, ‘Watch the Closing Doors’, won awards at two film festivals. The multiple award-winning “Kiran Over Mongolia” is his feature length directorial debut, and is currently on the film festival circuit.