Joel Soisson

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Joel Soisson is an American screenwriter, producer and director. He works primarily in the field of low-budget genre cinema and horror films. His numerous credits include Dracula 2000, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.



Soisson studied fine arts and character animation at Pratt Institute and film studies at the University of Southern California and the American Film Institute.[1]

Movie career[edit]

Soisson has written, produced, and directed numerous films since the early 1980s. His career began in 1982, when he worked as a production assistant on The Triumphs of a Man Called Horse, starring Richard Harris. His first screenplay was written for Hambone and Hillie, a family adventure film starring Lillian Gish and Candy Clark. Much of his filmography consists of horror and genre films. In 2000, he penned the screenplay to the ninth installment in the Children of the Corn franchise.[2]


Soisson is president of independent production company, Neo Art and Logic, Inc., and has worked extensively with The Weinstein Company.[3] Mr. Soisson was featured prominently in season 3 of the reality television series, Project Greenlight, which chronicled the making of the horror film, Feast, directed by then-neophite, John Gulager.

Personal life[edit]

He currently lives in Los Angeles and works in Hollywood. His wife, Claudia Templeton, is an actress and production accountant.[4]


Film Name Year Role
Cam2Cam 2014 Director
Buried 2009 Director
Pulse 2: Afterlife 2008 Writer/Director
Pulse 3: Invasion 2008 Writer/Director
American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile 2006 Producer
Pulse 2006 Producer
Hollow Man 2 2006 Writer
Feast 2005 Producer
The Prophecy: Forsaken 2005 Writer/Director
The Prophecy: Uprising 2005 Writer/Director
Hellraiser: Hellworld 2005 Story by
Trekkies 2 2004 Executive Producer
Dracula III: Legacy 2003 Producer, Writer
Dracula II: Ascension 2003 Producer, Writer
Children of the Corn: Revelation 2001 Producer
Mimic 2 2001 Writer
Dracula 2000 2000 Producer, Screenplay, From Story
Highlander: Endgame 2000 Writer
Sweet Jane 2000 Executive Producer
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent 2000 Producer
Suckers 1999 Executive Producer
Six Days in Roswell 1999 Executive Producer
Phantoms 1998 Producer
The Prophecy II 1998 Producer
Drive (TV) 1997 Executive Producer
Trekkies 1997 Executive Producer
Slaves to the Underground 1997 Executive Producer
No Way Back (TV) 1996 Producer
Back to Back 1996 Executive Producer
Countdown 1996 Producer
Infinity 1996 Producer
Fist of the North Star (TV) 1996 Co-Executive Producer
The Prophecy 1995 Producer
Blue Tiger (TV) 1994 Executive Producer, Screenplay
American Yakuza 1994 Executive Producer
Maniac Cop III: Badge of Silence 1993 Producer
Blue Desert 1991 Executive Producer
Lower Level 1991 2nd unit director (2nd Unit)

Screenplay, Executive Producer

Modern Love 1990 Executive Producer
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 Producer
Trick or Treat 1986 2nd unit director (2nd Unit) Director, Producer, Screenplay
The Supernaturals 1986 Producer
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge 1985 2nd unit director (2nd Unit) Director, Line Producer
Lethal 1985 Associate Producer
The Witch 1985 Assistant Art Director
Avenging Angel 1985 Associate Producer
Hambone and Hillie 1983 Screenplay, Associate Producer
The Triumphs of a Man Called Horse 1982 Production Assistant


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