Joshua is an accomplished director, producer, writer and MTV Movie Award winner.
His debut feature film Layover, a French language film about a young woman stuck in Los Angeles overnight, had its World Premiere to sold out crowds at the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival where it was nominated for the prestigious FIPRESCI New American Cinema Award. David Chen of /Film.com highlighted it as “a beautiful, moving, wistful film.” Scott Beggs of FilmSchoolRejects.com called it “a beautiful antidote for big budget fatigue” and a “beautifully mature work from a promising young director.”
His latest film is the drama Mending the Line starring Brian Cox, Sinqua Walls, Perry Mattfeld, Wes Studi, and Patricia Heaton. It’s the story of John Colter (Walls), a U.S. Marine wounded in Afghanistan, who is sent to a V.A. facility in Montana where he meets Ike (Cox), a Vietnam Vet who teaches him how to fly fish as a way of dealing with his emotional and physical trauma. The film was selected to be the Opening Night film at the 2022 Woodstock Film Festival and will be released in 2023.
He wrote and directed the crime thriller Infamous starring Bella Thorne, Jake Manley, and Amber Riley. The film follows two young lovers robbing their way across the southland, posting their exploits to social media, and gaining fame and followers as a result. The film was released by Vertical Entertainment in 2020 and was the #1 New Movie in America the week of its debut. Indiewire called the film “nihilistic and uncomfortably believable” with “an appropriately nutso performance from Bella Thorne.” Screenrant wrote “A thrilling crime drama and compelling character study” while Variety called it “perversely fascinating” and “infused with kinetic verve.”
He also directed the feature Be Somebody for Paramount Pictures, the first season of the Hulu drama series South Beach and the MarVista Entertainment thriller Negative, starring Katia Winter (Blood and Treasure) and Simon Quarterman (Westworld).
In addition to his feature work, Joshua has also helmed a number of high profile short films, including Dig, the story of a young Holocaust survivor who, following his exodus from Europe twenty years ago, comes face to face with the Nazi who killed his family. The film stars Mark Margolis and Aaron Himelstein and was an Official Selection of numerous festivals across the country.
Another was Resignation, a short film about a world in which Superman has taken off his cape and turned his back on humanity, which was featured on Kotaku.com, GeekTryrant.com and ScreenRant.com, calling it a film that’s “handled smartly with a strong script, nuanced performances, and a clever twist.” Joshua and the film’s creators were featured on a panel at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con.
He is represented in all areas by The Coronel Group.
Joshua currently resides on four acres in upstate New York with his wife Danielle, son Austin, daughter Everly, and rescue dog Hadley. He loves the outdoors and is an avid fly-fisherman.