(un)wanted (Short Film)

(un)wanted (foster care documentary) focuses on the foster care crisis in Southeastern Wisconsin. Runtime: 25:55 min Resolution: 4k Shot on: Black Magic Ursa Mini Executive Producer: Joey Papa Director: Joey Papa DP: Alex Kudrna Post: Eisely Creative Follow me: instagram @joeytalkslife SUBSCRIBE:

"I Am Spirit" (Short)

You are more than your clothing, your career and your body. Find inspiration and insight in this short film, "I Am Spirit." For more inspiration go to

Stories From Canaan - Mary (Short)


"In the Land of Canaan" 

In this special needs documentary, follow Joey Papa, who lost his 3-year old daughter, Canaan, to life-long medical complications. He keeps his promise to her and goes on a journey to uncover what children with special needs are here to teach us.

Dissonance (Short)"I Am Spirit" (Short)

There's a space within every human soul that causes subconscious unrest, separation and dissonance. Take the short journey of discovery.



Host of JoeyTalks, Joey Papa is a gifted thought-leader who inspires audiences to connect the creative to the spiritual and make life matter.


Since 2010, he has served as a visionary producer, writer, director and on-camera talent for countless projects and brands, such as Jockey, Intel, GE, Mary Kay and Target. The loss of his 3-year old daughter, Canaan, propelled him into his first independent feature documentary, "In the Land of Canaan." Joey released, "(un)wanted," a short film about the foster care crisis in SE Wisconsin in 2017. Joey is a devoted husband, father and advocate for children. Originally from New Jersey, he now calls Wisconsin home.