Joshua Caldwell @Joshua_Caldwell will be our guest on both EURO and USA chats this Sunday, April 29, 2012 discussing the opportunities for screenwriters in the digital world.
Joshua Caldwell is a screenwriter and director born and raised in Seattle, Washington. A graduate of Fordham University in New York, he has written, produced, and directed ten short films, including The Beautiful Lie, starring Michaela McManus (Awake, One Tree Hill, Law & Order: SVU), which was featured in several film festivals across the country, including LAShortsFest, One Reel Film Festival, and the Columbus International Film Festival.
In June 2006, Joshua won a Golden Popcorn at the MTV Movie Awards for The Beautiful Lie in the Best Film On Campus category. There, he accepted the award from Zach Braff in front of Spike Lee, Brett Ratner, Kevin Spacey, Christian Bale and more.
Joshua followed that up with The Ronnie Day Project – a six-part narrative music video series he produced and directed for SonyBMG/Epic Records and mtvU. The first episode, “November Storms,” won four Telly Awards, receiving recognition in the following categories: Music Video, Music Video Production, Cinematography and Art Direction.
Since 2009, Joshua has been working with Anthony E. Zuiker, creator of the CSI: franchise, at his production company Dare to Pass. Joshua currently serves as the Director of Digital Media, overseeing several digital projects, including co-producing the recently announced web property Cybergeddon; the YouTube channel BlackBoxTV, where he serves as a co-producer on the Silverwood series and producer on Anthony Zuiker Presents; and Zuiker’s digi-novel series, Level 26, which includes Dark Origins, Dark Prophecy and Dark Revelations. Joshua was the director, writer, producer and editor of the cyber-bridges for the final installment in the trilogy, Dark Revelations.
Most recently, Joshua completed work on his latest short film Dig. Starring Mark Margolis and Aaron Himelstein, Dig is 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 has been making a healthy festival run and is an Official Selection of LAShortsFest, Carmel Art & Film Festival, NewFilmmakersLA, Durango Independent Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film Festival and the Nevada Film Festival, where it won a Silver Screen Award.
Joshua has several feature projects in development, including Blitzed, a feature comedy being produced by Guy Walks Into A Bar (Elf) and is co-writing the middle-east thriller Chavah for Participant Media (The Help, Syriana, Good Night and Good Luck).
Joshua currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife Danielle and rescue dog Hadley.
Dig is 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. He kidnaps him, drags him out to the desert and orders him at gunpoint to dig his own grave.
The third book in Anthony E. Zuiker’s groundbreaking digi-novel series, Dark Revelations was released on December 29, 2011 in bookstores nationwide. The video component to the book, cyber-bridges, are short video chapters that accompany and enhance the story in the novel, taking you from page to screen.