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Watcing Paint Dry

WATCHING PAINT DRY is a new play by Joey Povinelli, directed and produced by jpeg Productions. 


Eloise Esteban is a critically and financially acclaimed artist who has never left the confines of her home. Her only contact with the outside is her manager, Dr. Thomas, who has conditioned her to be as productive as possible.

Eloise is content in this life, but recent events cause her to question the authenticity of her  existence.

This piece is the ultimate live theatre going experience - not only through the words and performances; but through the impeccable scenic design incorporating original paintings from  artist, Sathya Almaraz. Audience members are immersed in the artist's studio in the midst of the creation. This piece fulfills art fantasies.

WATCHING PAINT DRY premiered at The Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles October 2019 after development at The Bootleg Theatre + Marymount Manhattan College. The original cast consisted of Ella Clover, Skip Pipo, Sarah Ritter, and David Long.

Ineitus Adfectus

INTERITUS ADFECTUS is a new short film directed and produced by jpeg Productions, written by Joey Povinelli, starring Ella Clover.

A graduate student cultivates a new species of mushroom that overtakes her apartment and sanity.

A psychological horror that explores dreams, and why we do, or don't, follow them through the lens of an insecure scientist who prematurely ingests her innovations.

Interitus Adfectus is that which destroys you from within. It's the unrealized dream that becomes a fear which rots and festers until the dreamer is a husk.

Mary's mushrooms will take you on a journey to uncomfortable places. Or, at the very least, gross you out.

Interitus Adfectus is currently touring the United States, having won the Pink Tentacle Award for Short Film at Bizarroland Film Festival, Best Horror Short, and Best First Time Director at Indie X Fest, and receiving a nomination at the prestigious Tucson fest, Horrorigins.

Martini Hour

MARTINI HOUR is a live variety show hosted by Joey and Ella consisting of standup, musical performances, and interviews with the freakiest folks alive.


It's not your typical talk show.

The show is narrated with insight and antagonism by the hosts and their band leader-trusty servant, half-man, half-dog, (all-bastard) named Prinston. Something sinister is always on the verge of spilling over.

The show was set to premiere in June 2020, but was postponed due to covid. The show will premiere in 2024 in Los Angeles. 


JPEG PRODUCTIONS is an independent production company by duo Joey Povinelli and Ella Clover focused on the gorgeous and bizarre.

Their play, Watching Paint Dry, sold out its Los Angeles run at the deceased but ever beloved Bootleg Theater, and secured the duo’s place in the Los Angeles DIY art scene. Their most recent gross-out horror short film, Interitus Adfectus, is currently touring the nation, having won the Pink Tentacle Award for Achievement in Short Film at Bizarroland Film Festival, monthly awards for Best Horror Short, Best FX, and Best First Time Director at IndieX Festival, and a nomination at Tucson’s prestigious Horrorigins Festival.

On their current slate: Riots Everyday, a documentary profiling the fascinating underground artists of LA.

And Martini Hour, a live variety show promoting local artists and personalities with a horrifying twist. 

Jpeg Productions…When you see it, you KNOW.

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