Corporate, educational and religious audiences are captivated by Joe’s harrowing personal story of wanting to belong and finding peace within himself.

Growing up in an orphanage outside of Philadelphia, Joe tells his tale of overcoming incredible odds that took him from that children’s home to the United States Military to the financial industry and now to producing Hollywood films starring some of the most iconic actors of our time.

His life is a true rags to riches epic leaving audiences with a new sense of purpose and drive to be their best self holding on to the faith that nothing is impossible. Joe currently lives outside of Dayton, Ohio with his wife, Angie, and their three children.



The Trump I Know()

President Trump is the most well-known person in the world. Everyone seems to have an opinion of him – but who is he really? A Hollywood filmmaker strikes up an unexpected friendship with Lara Trump who introduces him to the women in the Trump family, administration, campaign, and business. Some are the children of immigrants, some from very humble beginnings, but all are strong, intelligent, talented patriots. They were chosen by the President because he saw something in them that many didn’t even see in themselves. Through their stories and through their eyes, get a glimpse of the Trump they know.



As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in. Until the day she saw something that changed everything. Shattering projections and defying expectations, Unplanned debuted in March of 2019, making $6.4M opening weekend – the second best opening for a Pure Flix film behind God’s Not Dead – and $21M+ overall at the box office.


I Can Only Imagine(2018)

It’s the true story of the song that brings ultimate hope to so many – I Can Only Imagine beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love—or from an eternal home in Heaven. I Can Only Imagine was released in the United States on March 16, 2018. It was a massive box office success, grossing $85 million worldwide against a production budget of $7 million, becoming the fourth highest-grossing music biopic of all-time in the United States. Some critics praised it as inspiring and noted it as an improvement compared to other faith-based films. At the 2018 Dove Awards, the film won “Inspirational Film of the Year”.



A gifted high school football player must learn to boldly embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field in WOODLAWN, a moving and inspirational new film based on the true story of how love and unity overcame hate and division in early 1970s Birmingham, Alabama. Starring Sean Astin, Nic Bishop, Caleb Castille, Sherri Shepherd, Jon Voight and C. Thomas Howell. It was produced by Kevin Downers, Daryl Lefever and Joe Knopp with Crescent City Pictures and Red Sky Studios and was released to great critical accaliam on October 16, 2015 by Pure Flix Entertainment, grossing $4M on opening weekend, and $14M overall.


Joe Knopp and his projects have attracted press coverage and critical praise from around the world. If you’re a member of the media and would like to talk, please get in touch via the contact form on this page.


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