Joseph Covello is a Toronto based Writer and Director. He co-founded Gravitate Productions in 2020 with producer Krystle Ferdinand to house the development of independent feature films and original scripted content that highlight Black and underrepresented voices.

He has directed several award-winning short films, including short psychological thriller He Comes at Night which premiered at LA Shorts International Film Festival and is a proof of concept for his upcoming feature inspired by Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow. He also directed Engaged to be Engaged which premiered at Canadian Film Fest and won Best Short at Short & Sweet Film Festival. His debut horror short Alpine Country won the Maximum Exposure Film Festival Highlights Prize, and he directed the crowdfunded coming-of-age short Away From Here.

Joseph has also created content for clients including TD Bank, CIBC, Bell Mobility, Agropur, and The Heart and Stroke Foundation.