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JoeBill Muñoz is a Mexican-American director and producer. He’s currently working on a series with Left/Right Media in collaboration with The New York Times, and directing and producing an independent feature documentary about solitary confinement in California prisons. His work has been supported by the Sundance Documentary Fund, Firelight Media, ITVS, SFFILM, the Reva and David Logan Foundation, and others.

As a producer, he most recently worked on The Circus (Showtime), The New York Times Presents (Hulu), and The Grab (TIFF 2022), a feature documentary directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite in collaboration with Reveal at the Center for Investigative Reporting and Impact Partners. Previously he produced Kids Caught in the Crackdown (2019), an Emmy-award winning Frontline investigation. 


The Strike – in production – director/producer

Maletero – PBS, 2023 – director

The Circus – Showtime & Left/Right – associate field producer

The New York Times Presents – Hulu & Left/Right – development

Verbatim – New York Times & Left/Right – story producer

The Grab – Reveal/The Center for Investigative Reporting – TIFF 2022 – associate producer

Kids Caught in the Crackdown – FRONTLINE PBS, 2019 – associate producer 

Follow the Sun – 2019 – director



2021-2023 Firelight Media Documentary Lab Fellow

2021 SFFILM FilmHouse artist residency (SFFILM)

2020 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellow (Sundance Institute)

Nominated – David L Wolper Student Documentary Award / International Documentary Association (IDA) (2019)

Overseas Press Club Fellowship (2018)

Walter and Betsy Cronkite Scholarship for Aspiring Foreign Correspondents (2018)

Rubén Salazar Scholarship by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) (2018)


joebillmunoz at gmail dot com


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