FILMMAKER BIO

 

 

  

Joey Shanks is the creator of the Webby Award winning web series "Shanks FX" (2015 Best How-To / DIY) which shows how simple household physics can create out-of-this world cosmic visuals.

 

"Shanks FX" is produced by PBS Digital Studios.

 

To date, the "Shanks FX" web series has 30,000 YouTube subscribers & his work has been featured by popular web blogs like NO FILM SCHOOL, GIZMODO, MASHABLE, WIRED, FSTOPPERS, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, THE CREATORS PROJECT, HUFFINGTON POST, USA TODAY, CBS NEWS, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, COLOSSAL, and has recieved 2 VIMEO staff picks.

 

Popular Episodes include:

 

Magnetic Putty Magic............................. 866,000 views on Vimeo

                                                                     360,000 views on YouTube

 

Giant Bubble Explosions......................... 261,000 views

Film vs. Digital.......................................... 223,000 views

Rebuilding the Interstellar Black Hole... 221,000 views

Cloud Tank Science.................................. 131,000 views

Dry Ice Bubble Planets..............................107,000 views

DIY Holograms........................................... 105,000 views

Creating the Cosmos................................. 98,000 views

Star Trek Teleporter Effect........................ 75,000 views

 

His first ever stop-motion film WIGGLE ROOM (2011) won the USA FILM FESTIVAL and allowed him to submit film for an Academy Award nomination for "best animated short" in 2012.

 

His film SCI-FLY (2013) was an official selection to SXSW, LA Film Festival, and SLAMDANCE to name a few.

  

This past June, Joey's wife Kendall gave birth to their first child Hannah.

 

Hannah loves watching movies just like her daddy.