He's confronted more adversity in his first 21 years than most will face in their lifetime. Part-Time Joe tells the inspirational story of Joe Vicario and how he has managed to become the heart and soul of RIT Hockey.

Official Selection Buffalo Niagara Film Festival | Official Selection Chagrin Documentary Film Festival | Official Selection Cincinnati Film Festival | Official Selection All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival | Winner Best Student Short Documentary (All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival) | Official Selection Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival | Honorable Mention RIT Honors Show

Produced, Directed, and Edited by Chris Brands | Director of Photography - Myles Crawford | Narrated by Rocky Perrotta | Original Music by Paul Christopher Arend


Joe's Foundation: www.tcafofwny.org

Long Synopsis - Part-Time Joe is a short documentary I completed this past spring on RIT student equipment manager Joe Vicario.  Born with Goldenhar Syndrome, Joe went through 28 surgeries before he was 12 years old.   Despite his medical struggles, Joe was not kept him from pursuing his passion of sports.  After being accepted into Rochester Institute of Technology in 2010, he joined the NCAA Division I hockey team as a student equipment manager.  Joe’s greatest challenges however, were yet to come, as he was faced with two near-death experiences during his time at RIT.  Part-Time Joe is a short documentary produced and directed by Chris Brands that tells Joe’s inspirational story.  The film explores what Joe has learned from his experiences, how he is able to keep a positive outlook on life, and how he has managed to become the heart and soul of RIT Hockey.