About the Hatchery Media

The Hatchery’s mission is to nourish imaginative, human-scale, compassionate and engaging projects in film, television, live performance, and new media. The Hatchery values sustainability (environmental, social and financial), creative independence, respect for artists and audiences, and diversity of perspectives.



Joseph Meissner_bodyJoseph Meissner
Actor/ Writer/ Director
Video clips of acting work
Directing Portfolio

Joseph Meissner is an actor/ director/ writer based in New Orleans. He directed and performed in the Hatchery’s award-winning feature film Flood Streets. Joseph co-writes and directs the comedy webseries Least Favorite Love Songs, in which he plays Tim John, the socially-challenged drug dealer. He also does stand-up and performs improv and sketch comedy at the New Movement.

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Helen Krieger


Helen Krieger is a screenwriter getting her masters in TV writing at USC. She’s worked as a journalist, a real estate agent, and a dating coach. She wrote and produced the award-winning feature film, Flood Streets and the comedy series Least Favorite Love Songs, and she was named one of Gambit Weekly’s 40 Under 40. When she’s not writing, she performs stand-up, does video editing, and works on script coverage.

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