Henry Joost (born October 30, 1982) is a German-born American filmmaker, whose work includes directing, with Ariel Schulman, the films Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3, Paranormal Activity 4, Nerve and Project Power.[2][3][4][5] Henry is married to actress Sofia Black-D'Elia.

Henry Joost
Henry Joost at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con (cropped).jpg
Joost at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1982-10-30) October 30, 1982 (age 40)
Frankfurt, Germany
(m. 2021)


In 2018, Joost co-directed the Netflix sci-fi superhero thriller film Project Power alongside Ariel Schulman from a screenplay by Mattson Tomlin.[6][7] The film stars Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dominique Fishback.[8] It was released on August 14, 2020.[9]

Filmography (With Ariel Schulman)Edit


Documentary films

Year Title Director Producer DoP Himself Notes
2010 Catfish[10] Yes Yes Yes Yes
2011 Metropolis II Yes Yes Yes No Documentary short
2012 A Brief History of John Baldessari Yes Yes Yes No


Year Title Director Writer Executive
2011 3x3 Yes No No TV movie
2012–present Catfish: The TV Show No Yes Yes


  1. ^ Kuperinsky, Amy (January 20, 2022). "'Single Drunk Female' star Sofia Black-D'Elia on recovery, addiction and her N.J. journey". NJ.com. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  2. ^ "Henry Joost". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2012. Archived from the original on October 28, 2012.
  3. ^ "A Chance for the Scary to Be Scared". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  4. ^ "Review: 'Paranormal Activity 4'". San Jose Mercury. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  5. ^ "I think we call this 'Activity' boredom". NBC 17. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  6. ^ Harper, Rachael (August 12, 2020). "Project Power: Interview with Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman". ScifiNow. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  7. ^ Lang, Brent (October 16, 2017). "Netflix Wins Bidding War for 'Power,' White Hot Spec Script (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  8. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (September 20, 2018). "Jamie Foxx & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Join Netflix's Untitled Henry Joost-Ariel Schulman Sci-Fi Feature". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  9. ^ Hersko, Tyler (July 15, 2020). "'Project Power' Trailer: Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Team for Netflix's Next Summer Tentpole". IndieWire. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  10. ^ A comprehensive guide to every dating term you'll ever need to know — in alphabetical order, thisisinsider.com, 15 July 2018

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