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

About the Director

Joel Gilbert is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles and President of Highway 61 Entertainment. Gilbert is also a political commentator and foreign policy analyst. He has produced documentary feature films on Barack Obama, Dreams from My Real Father (2012), Progressive politics, There’s No Place Like Utopia (2014) and Donald Trump, Trump The Art of the Insult (2018). He has also produced films on Middle East history including Farewell Israel (2008) and Atomic Jihad (2010). Gilbert's other films cover music icons Bob Dylan, Inside Bob Dylan’s Jesus Years (2010) as well as comedies on Paul McCartney and Elvis Presley.

Joel Gilbert is a graduate of the University of London (BA 1986) where he studied at both the London School of Economics and Politics and the School of Oriental and African Studies. Gilbert has an MBA degree from George Washington University in Washington DC (1991). Gilbert contributes articles to American Thinker and appears often as political analyst and Middle East policy consultant on national radio and TV shows.

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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.