Joe Saade is a Lebanese cinematographer whose work includes fiction, documentary, and commercials. His interest in architecture and faces informs his work as a DOP and filmmaker. Joe enjoys fluctuating between working on big sets and with minimal crews. His latest work includes Submarine (Official Selection at the 69th Cannes Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival), Gran Libano (Directors Fortnight at the 70th Cannes Film Festival), Workers Cup (Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival). Submarine was the recipient of a KODAK award for excellence in cinematography.
Joe is currently based in Beirut, from which he has traveled for work to New York, Brazilian Amazon, Egypt, Turkey, Kenya, Oman, UK Germany and more for shoots that have ranged from architecture to workers' rights, from fiction to fashion, and genres from comedy to drama.