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With his gang-banging brother under house-arrest in their parent's home, a straightlaced law student, struggling to study for his bar exam, is task with keeping his older brother out of trouble as he awaits his trial.

Excerpt from LA Times article by MICHAEL RECHTSHAFFEN:

"While undeniably a rough-around-the-edges first feature, there's something so appealingly genuine about Arkansas-based Justin Warren's loosely autobiographical "Then There Was Joe" ... There's enough entertaining stuff here to suggest this crowd-funded production will pay off in a promising future."

01. Then There Was Joe

comedy | feature

written & directed: Justin Warren

production co.: TTWJ