JOSHUA CALDWELL

Director, Producer, Writer

BIOGRAPHY

Photo Credit: Marc Giordano | marcgiophotography.com

Photo Credit: Marc Giordano | marcgiophotography.com

Joshua is an accomplished director, writer and producer 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."

In 2016, he helmed the feature film Be Somebody for Paramount Pictures and Studio 71. The film is toplined by Vine star Matthew Espinosa who has more than 17 million followers online. Joshua also directed the first season of the Hulu drama series South Beach

He recently finished his thriller Negative for MarVista EntertainmentStarring Katia Winter (Sleepy Hollow) and Simon Quarterman (Westworld) the film will have its World Premiere at the 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival.

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, 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.

Prior to launching his career as a director, Joshua was an executive for CSI: creator Anthony E. Zuiker. Calling him the “best kept secret in Hollywood,” Zuiker turned to Joshua to oversee several of his high-profile digital projects, including producing Cybergeddon the online global motion picture event for Yahoo!. In addition, Joshua wrote/directed/produced all of Cybergeddon’s narrative ancillary content for the immersive website. 

Joshua oversaw Dare to Pass’s involvement with BlackBoxTV, one of YouTube’s new premium channels.  He served as a co-producer on the Silverwood series and producer on Anthony Zuiker Presents. Joshua was also a key player in Zuiker’s digi-novel series, Level 26, which includes Dark Origins, Dark Prophecy and Dark Revelations, writing, directing, producing and editing the cyber-bridges for the final installment in the trilogy, Dark Revelations.

He is represented in all areas by CAA and The Coronel Group.

Joshua currently resides on four acres in upstate New York with his wife Danielle, son Austin, and rescue dog Hadley.