"It's Reverend, I ain't your coach"

          Reverend Raines

          Son of The South 2020

Perpetrators In Government Systems is officially an AWARD WINNING MOVIE!

The 2023 Black Film Festival of New Orleans Awards Ceremony was held March 19 in New Orleans LA. Joey was in attendance with Director and Producer Aaron Spells as Perpetrators In Government Systems won "BEST FEATURE FILM" of the festival!

The movie has just been named as an official selection of the Black Indiestream Film Festival in Detroit MI!
The festival will take place in May.

The Latest

Filming is now complete and the post production process has begun on the new television series "Annihilation of Man" .  Joey not only plays a co-lead with Raxiel Liz but, is also a producer and co-director on several of the 7 episodes for the first season.  Release information is forthcoming on #AM.

Filming is currently underway for the feature film "Fattenin' Frogs for Snakes".  Joey was recently on location in southern Alabama for principal photography.  Still under production, Joey says that he loves the story of this film!

"The Red Back Revival Sing-Along Show" filmed out of Atlanta GA that Joey appears on and performs the comedy segments has been renewed for a second 12 episode season!  Joey will be performing comedy and gospel tour dates in the coming year in between filming.


Joey wrapped filming in LaGrange TX in November 2022 for the upcoming feature film "Men of Law".  Joey portrays the lead antagonist when a NYPD Police Detectives daughter goes missing.

The Family Feature Film "The Skeleton's Compass" has is released on all Major Streaming Platforms and has won the Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages!  The U.K. release is official 2/25/2023!

The feature film "Scott Free" is NOW AVAILABLE STREAMING WORLD WIDE!

In 2022 Joey along with his fellow castmates from "Son of the South"  received "Best Ensemble Cast in a Feature Film" & "Best Feature Film" Awards from the Cannes Film Festival. "Son of the South" recently made it's European debut to rave reviews.  

The feature film "Ninety Sunsets" has been officially released onto streaming platforms world wide.  Joey plays a ruthless business man who is so consumed with his power and wealth that he forgets to focus on the love of his life until he realizes there isn't much time left to make things right.

Available on OnDemand

Son of The South

Son of the South is an American biographical drama film, written and directed by Barry Alexander Brown, in his directorial debut and Executively Produced by Academy Award Winning Film Maker Spike Lee. Based on Bob Zellner's autobiography, The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement, it stars Lucas Till, Lucy Hale, Lex Scott Davis, Julia Ormond, Cedric the Entertainer, Sharonne Lainer, Mike C. Manning, Brian Dennehy and Chaka Forman. Joey Thurmond plays a supporting role as Reverend Raines Bob's boxing coach.

Quote from Joey​

"I am so honored and thankful to be a part of the cast of Son of the South!  What a pleasure it was to work with this amazing group of artists!"

...Joey (Reverend Raines)



This is a story of karma and her revenge on two brothers, one is forever tied to the streets and the other one sees the bigger picture of what life can be. They are trapped by a life of crime and their own egos. One brother tries to save them before it's too late. Because he knows Karma is always looking for payback! 

Joey as Det. Clemmons is a seasoned homicide detective who finds himself in an unusual role as a victim as he struggles to find his partner's killer. 

Ninety Sunsets

Written and directed by Andrea Antonio Canal, Ninety Sunsets is an inspirational Romantic Drama about a country girl devoted to her 2 children and a nonprofit horse rescue, when a city Pilot flies his way into her heart.

Joey as Maxwell Haynes, a business man who is so consumed with power and wealth. He forgets to focus on the love of his life until he realizes there isn't much time left to make things right. 

Available NOW!

The Skeleton's Compass​

A group of middle school students embark on what they believe is just another back yard adventure but soon realize that the legendary treasure that they have heard of isn't just the folklore from childhood stories. As they stumble upon the possibility of time travel, they hatch a plan to save the family's land and remain close friends but is there enough time as they enlist the help of their reluctant parents in an attempt to save the family's dreams? 

Perpetrators In Government Systems​

Two Brothers: an attorney and a scholar, fight against the odds of an injustice reality, using their ancestral means to get justice for the unjust.


INDOCUMENTADA is such a powerful piece of film.  It's a short film filled with so much emotion, with a wide range of questions of "ok, what happened?", to "So what happened next!".  I can't wait to see what happens!

Joey Thurmond​