Joseph Craig and Jason Rein are the creative team behind Atypical Tales, a repository showcasing their writing and film projects.
So far they've written two screenplays (both highly-regarded by readers), are currently developing a third, and have a short film in the works.
A vengeful slave, a first-mate struggling for his morality, and an unscrupulous lone passenger with ulterior motives find themselves in deadly and historically-altering circumstances on a slave ship voyage.
A chance meeting between a bar owner with ties to the French Quarter mafia and a young transient leads to the tragic fire of a gay night club in 1973 New Orleans.
||At the height of the Great Depression, a black southern Illinois farmer fends off coal miners and moonshiners leaving a wearied sheriff to make sense of the racial conflict when events turn deadly.|
Joe's love for cinema began in his teens as an usher in a Chicago movie house where he would sneak his friends only into those movies that he considered were good movies (apologies to General Cinema Corporation).
An award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction stories and articles and a popular public speaker, Joe credits his Irish roots for his love of story-telling and being able to embellish a tale with funny details, poignant circumstances, and memorable characters.
He also enjoys dabbling in other facets of the arts such as animation, music, web, graphic design, and writing. His left noodle interests include programming, technology, science, mapping, and solving triangles.
Jason later had a small stint as a Production Assistant in Hollywood, getting a feel for the industry and a drive to get projects into production.