Highway 61 Entertainment produces innovative and unique documentary feature films about controversial subjects and major figures of our time.

About the Director

Film maker Joel Gilbert has written, directed and produced political documentary feature films on the Middle East conflict, Islamism, Iran, and Barack Obama, as well as documentary films on music icons Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and Paul McCartney.

Joel Gilbert is a graduate of the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and the London School of Economics (BA 1986) and has an MBA degree from George Washington University in Washington DC (1991). Gilbert is a contributing editor for the foreign policy website familysecuritymatters.org, and appears often as a foreign policy consultant on national radio and TV shows.


Joel Gilbert with legendary actor Jon Voight at Republican Jewish Coalition “California Bash”, Sept 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, CA.

Joel Gilbert with General Mike Flynn at London Center Annual Awards Dinner, NYC, September 12, 2016.

Director Joel Gilbert with Ted Cruz at CPAC 2016.

Joel Gilbert with Glenn Beck at CPAC 2016.

Director Joel Gilbert at CPAC 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland on March 16, 2013.

Joel Gilbert with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas at the David Horowitz Freedom Center Restoration Weekend, November 16, 2013.

Joel Gilbert with Fox News Analyst Charles Payne at the David Horowitz Freedom Center Restoration Weekend, November 16, 2013

Director Joel Gilbert presents his film “Atomic Jihad – Ahaminejad’s Coming War and Obama’s Politics of Defeat” at the Conservative Politic Action Conference (CPAC) on February 20, 2010.