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Josh is a director and content producer specialising in comedy and science fiction.

A graduate in Narrative Directing from the Australian Film, TV and Radio School (AFTRS),  a previous career in assistant directing and production means he also has a wealth of on-set and post-production experience in Australia and the USA. 

He directed several episodes of the lesbian dramedy webseries SAME SAME in Brooklyn, NY, which has over 2.5 millions views so far with partner channel One More Lesbian, and has sold to Revry.com. He also produced the series with Stephanie Begg and Lauren Augarten, and edited most episodes. The pilot episode was rather popular on youtube, gaining a fan base and several awards, which helped the team successfully crowdfund to produce the rest of the series. While the views are great, even better are the fan comments on each episode 

Josh directed the episode 'Jump' of The Bench Series in Sydney, a fast paced comic sci-fi romance. The series had a cast and crew screening at Palace Cinema - it was an absolute treat to hear a packed cinema laugh at all the right spots. It was selected to Melbourne Webfest and Los Anegeles CineFest, and was a Finalist at the National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards and Rhode Island International Film Festival.

He co-wrote and directed Legacy and Opal during a postgrad at the Australian Film, Television & Radio School. Legacy screened at dozens of festivals internationally, including Fantasia and London SciFi, and winning Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Supporting Actor at the North Wales International Film Festival and nominated for the National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards. Audiences have been divided; many intrigued by the transhumanist concepts and others queasy with the exploration of family relationships.

His short Gone was funded through Metroscreen’s First Breaks grant and his film Blood Type won Best Director in the Sydney 48hr Film Festival.

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS


SAME SAME

Web Series - 12x 8min eps

AWARDS
Winner: LGBT Category, New Media Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brooklyn Web Festical

Seattle TRANSMEDIA Independant Film Festival
Melbourne Web Festival
Sydney Web Festival



LEGACY

Short Film – 13 min – Arri Alexa 2K

AWARDS
Student Cinematography, Bronze Award, Australian Cinematographers Society
Best Director, International Short Film Category, North Wales International Film Festival
Best Cinematography, International Short Film Category, North Wales International Film Festival
Best Supporting Actor Stephanie Begg, International Short Film Category, North Wales International Film Festival

AWARD NOMINATIONS
Best Film, National Irish Science Fiction Awards (The Golden Blasters), UK

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Fantasia International Film Festival, CANADA
London International Science & Fantasy Film Festival, UK
Oxford International Film Festival, UK
Dragon Con Independent Film Festival, USA
Gen Con Film Festival, USA
The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Festival, USA
Zinema Zombie Fest, COLUMBIA
Boston SciFi Film Festival, USA
Shock & Gore Horror & Fantasy Film Festival, UK
Other Worlds Austin, USA
North Wales International Film Festival, UK
Kiwi International Film Festival, NZ
Flickers' RIFF Vortex Film Festival, USA
Southway Film Festival, UKRAINE
North Wales International Film Festival, UK
UBIK Futurosity Film Festival, HOLLAND
StarGate Galactic International Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival, USA
Student Film Film Festival [STuff], INDIA
Berlin Short Film Festival, GERMANY
International New York Film Festival, USA
Tri-Cities International Film Festival, USA
Best Shorts Competition, USA
National Irish Science Fiction Awards (The Golden Blasters), UK
VORTEX, Flicker's Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA

PRESS

The Best of the Dragon Con Independent Film Festival, by Kyle Pinion

Black Gate's review during Fantasia Montreal, by Matthew Surridge




JUMP

Short Film – 12 min – Sony F55

AWARD NOMINATIONS
Best Film, National Irish Science Fiction Awards (The Golden Blasters), UK
Finalist, Flicker's Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Gen Con Film Festival, USA
National Irish Science Fiction Awards (The Golden Blasters), UK
VORTEX, Flicker's Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA

PRESS
Jump on Flickerfest, by Dov Kornits

Focus on Flickerfest: Jump, by Matthew Eels

BLOOD TYPE

Short Film – 6 min 

AWARDS
Best Direction, 48Hr Film Festival 2009

Best Cinematography, 48Hr Film Festival 2009