Joe Sartorius is an American director, actor, and singer best known for his innovative music videos and short films. He was born in 1998 in Connecticut and began his career in 2012, when he began creating videos for his Youtube channel.
Sartorius started by creating comedic skits and lip-syncing videos, which quickly gained him an audience. He soon began working with other artists such as Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, and Jacob Sartorius. His videos and films have received critical praise from outlets such as Billboard and The New York Times.
In 2015, Sartorius directed his first music video, for the song "Sweatshirt" by Jacob Sartorius. The video quickly went viral, earning more than 300 million views in just a few weeks. This success earned him recognition from MTV, who chose him as an MTV Artist to Watch in 2016.
In 2017, Sartorius directed a series of short films for the YouTube Red Originals program. The series, titled "The Feels," was praised for its thoughtful exploration of teenage relationships and sexuality. It was nominated for a Streamy Award, and won multiple awards from the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Sartorius has also been active in the film industry. He directed the short film "The Night Is Young" for the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, and most recently, he directed the feature film "Kissing Booth 2" which was released on Netflix in 2020.
Throughout his career, Sartorius has continued to explore new and innovative ways to create stories through film. His work has pushed the boundaries of what's possible in music videos and short films, and he has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting young filmmakers working today.