Meet the Team: Joey

Holly Cowley
Holly Cowley

February 8th, 2022

Joey hard at work!

Helloey It’s Joey
22 year old
Fave Food
Fave Song
The Ballad of Mona Lisa - Panic! At The Disco
Spirit Animal
Cat with a bottle of unicorn gin
Hrs of sleep needed to function
30 minutes in 6 hour intervals

In this week’s ‘Meet the Team’ we are introducing you to the incredible personality that is Joey Houldsworth. Being an incredibly talented guy who works with us on a variety of projects, Joey has most recently taken on the role of technical producer for Tell Arts’ production of Sam Steiner’s ‘Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons’.

Tell us a little bit about your journey into the tech/production industry
“I always loved a bit of drama. Mother always had a background in singing,
doing gigs at holiday centres and pubs and I very much followed her footsteps into the performing world. When I was 9/10 in year 5 I started my first podcast, back then the hot topic was whether schools should be closing for the Royal Wedding (the first one not the dramatic one).

Going into high school I started doing more technical productions in the drama department and BBC News School Report. When leaving, I decided to uptake Media in college and begin pursuing it as a career. Whilst studying at sixth form I was grafting every business to do Facebook promo videos, from caf’s to local theatre productions wanting DVD’s (Yes DVD’S - it feels so dated now). I also started working in Radio as part of their “street team” on lots of different events, either taking photos/videos or running the most random competitions with local audiences. I got my first job as a as a Digital Imaging Technician on a short film called “Sequins”, which was about drag queens in Blackpool. Then I went on to study Television and have been thrown into a whole world of amazing projects ever since!"

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received in life?
“Ask for forgiveness, not permission”

What is your specialism?
"I like to think my specialism is bringing enthusiasm and
an abundance of dad jokes to any job I’m a part of.”

What film do you think would be a good musical?
”Tracy Beaker The Musical with hit songs; Love never dies - unless your tracy’s mum, One day more of Justine Littlewood, and the hit banger BOG OFF!”

What celebrity have you been told you look like?
“David Mitchell”

We are so fortunate to have Joey join us on many of the fun projects we undertake here at Tell and are really excited to see what the future holds for him. He is the perfect example of how growing and utilising a network of talented individuals enables you to discover rising stars within the industry. Joey is great fun to work alongside and is an incredibly supportive team player. Without our connections, made through Ravensbourne University, we might never have had the opportunity to work with Joey!