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Joe Tripician is an award winning Producer/Writer/Director, a Playwright, and a Published Author. A multi-talented filmmaker with over twenty years of production experience, Joe Tripician has received numerous awards and recognitions, including: EMMY for Best Documentary of Cultural Significance (1992), Top 20 Music Video Directors Worldwide (Rolling Stone Book of Rock Video, 1984), Winner at The Mill Valley Film Festival (1988), Winner at the Chicago International Film Festival, the Montreal International Film Festival, the Sinking Creek Film Festival, and the CyberArts Festival in Los Angeles (1991). Joe's work has been broadcast on Network and Cable television across America, Europe and Japan, and has shown at the Cannes Film Festival. He has also exhibited internationally in galleries and major museums including: The Guggenheim Museum (New York City), The Whitney Museum of American Art (National Tour),The Laforet Museum (Tokyo), and The Museum of Modern Art (Paris). Joe's humor book, The Official Alien Abductee's Handbook, was published by Andrews and McMeel in 1997. Author and Futurist Robert Anton Wilson called it: "The funniest book I've read since the Warren Report." Joe has an MFA from Columbia University. In 1994, Joe was nominated for the Rockefeller Foundation Intercultural Film/Video Fellowship in Media Arts. In 1998 Joe co-founded iStreamTV, a new media technology company based in New York.
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Balkanized At Sunrise
Balkanized At Sunrise
In 1997, Joe was hired by the Croatian government to pen the official biography of then-president, now deceased, Franjo Tudjman. Although not a historian, Joe had written one previously published (humor) book: "The Official Alien Abductee's Handbook", so this made him unconventionally qualified to write a biography of an authoritarian Balkan leader. In this theatrical re-enactment, Joe navigates between toadying government aides, lying politicians, harassed dissident journalists, and Croatian and Bosnian women looking for a quick visa. Joe's search for the meaning of the war between the Serbs, Croats and Muslims is compounded by his search for why he was hired in the first place - and his even bigger search for the truth about his own complicity. A comic and thrilling innocent-abroad story, "Balkanized at Sunrise" is a fascinating political, moral, and sexual expose: Graham Greene meets Woody Allen.
Dixon Place, NY 2002
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