JOKES aka Jorge Yanes
Jokes is a writer, director and Emmy-winning editor working in narrative, music video and documentary form. His first hit was as co-creator and creative director of “The Roof” - accredited for setting the direction of a new Latin network named MUN2's, that was credited for breaking out Latin hip hop and Reggaeton music onto the international community.
Jokes has worked with such artists as T-Pain, Pitbull, ¡Mayday! Cee-Lo Green, Bobby Valentino, Nore, Nate Dogg, Slim Thug, Mike Jones, and many, many, more.
JOKES directed the music video “Groundhog Day” for the band ¡Mayday! featuring Ceelo- Green. Upon upload to the newly launched YOUTUBE, it quickly rose to become one of the Internet’s most heavily viewed videos, receiving over 2 million views in less than two days, landing an article on the front page of the New York Times.
Jokes, then wrote, directed, and edited “Oohwee,” featuring T-Pain’s acting debut, which became the opening for The Scream Tour reaching 4.5 Million concert attendees. In the same year, he directed all of Down Aka Kilo's music videos reaching over 12.5 M views.
In 2008, he transitioned into narrative work and won an Emmy for Best Editing on the Latin TV miniseries, “Gabriel: Amor Immortal.”
As a film writer/director, his first short drama, Vladimir’s Vodka (2009), played at several film festivals and led to his directorial feature film debut EENIE MEENIE MINEY MOE (#EM3) - released on Red box and internationally through Cine-Latino.
Today, he is writing and directing the web series “The MobKing”, and several documentaries and music videos, while developing his independent projects.
Recently, his proof of concept short film Toyed (2016) produced by James Walhberg was featured in over a dozen film festivals receiving best short and best actor at the Urban Film festival and was one of only four shorts presented at the prestigious NALIP Latino Lens Fest.