Joey's thoughts on film:
"I honestly haven't tried acting in front of a camera too too much. But, when I have, I have really enjoyed it. The amount of work that goes on with a film crew is humbling. Not to belittle techies in theater. They're my people. But, um, the little bit of film and TV that I have done I've always noticed this swarm of people hustling around with eyes of precision, ya know? Their stress is about their contribution and they want to get it right--for the best take, ya know? Just like me. Then, they have the next set up. Film is very different than stage--I'm not the first to say that, I know. But, I mean the satisfaction is different--the process too. Film isn't reward based like theater can be. Still, I love being around film people. They've already done so much work by the time you step on stage--or set--it makes your acting that much more rewarding. The reward in film is stepping in there and knocking it out--or trying to knock it out. The reward in theatre is structured very differently. And the process never really ends. You're exchanging pheromones with the audience each night and with another audience the next night--honing the performance--building on the successes and failures, ya know? The film process can be arduous because it's in bits and bits, yet; the acting itself--the capturing of it--it's not your worry as an actor. Daily, it's incomplete. So, it's still foreign to me. I guess if I did more of it, I'd find my rhythm, my process. And--well, they both have a tremendous, um, value in the story telling. My heart will always be with the stage. There's nothing like clicking on all cylinders with an audience, connecting to them, there, in the same room. But, film--it's place in my heart is growing. We'll see..."-- excerpt from an interview with Bill Haugen, Houston, Texas. March, 2014.