Over the course of some 27 years, filmmaker Clarke M. Smith has made 17 short films (most recently "Shutting Down"), as well as a feature film called The Ethereal Plane), which won a first place award at the Big MiniDV Film Festival (2003 Best Narrative Feature), as well as landing several distribution deals in foreign markets and Amazon/VOD. His production company in San Diego, CA is TimeAxis Entertainment.

At right, watch an extensive look at the the origin and creation of the film, in the documentary "Crazymakings: Creating Crazy Joe".

Here's a look at 25 years of hard work crammed into a 5 minute montage.