Joshua Caldwell

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Joshua Caldwell
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Born Joshua Alexander Caldwell
(1983-12-05) December 5, 1983 (age 30)
Seattle, Washington
Years active 2001 - present
Spouse(s) Danielle Caldwell (2007)

Joshua Alexander Caldwell (born December 5, 1983 in Seattle) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. In 2006, he won a Golden Popcorn at the MTV Movie Awards for writing, directing and producing the film The Beautiful Lie.


Joshua Caldwell was born in Seattle, Washington on December 5, 1983 to Barry and Debra Caldwell. Barry is a salesman for the Boeing Company and Debra is a homemaker. He has one sibling, a younger brother named Luke.[citation needed]

He has been engaged in filmmaking for nine years. Beginning with screenwriting, he then moved into film production in at Bellevue High School where he created several different award-winning film projects. He attended Fordham University in New York City where he went on to write, produce and direct eight films, including The Beautiful Lie, starring Michaela McManus, which has been featured at several film festivals across the country. In June 2006, Joshua was awarded an MTV Movie Award for the Best Film On Campus category. In 2007, he produced and directed The Ronnie Day Project for SonyBMG/Epic Records and mtvU.

In February 2009, Guy Walks Into A Bar, the producers of Elf, signed on to produce Caldwell's second feature screenplay Glory Days (written with writing partner, Travis Oberlander).

While the project is currently being shopped around, Joshua has continued directing music videos for MySpace Records and Universal Music Group. He also owns and maintains a blog, Hollywood Bound and Down [1].

In 2010, Joshua co-wrote, directed and produced the short film Dig. Slated for a festival release in 2011, the film is the story of a young Holocaust survivor who, twenty years after his exodus from Europe comes face to face with the Nazi responsible for his family's death[2]. The film stars Mark Margolis and Aaron Himelstein.

Following the premiere of Dig at the 2011 LAShortsFest, Joshua co-wrote, directed, produced and edited the cyber-bridges for the third book in Anthony E. Zuiker's (creator of CSI:) digi-novel trilogy Level 26: Dark Revelations. The book was released nationwide on December 29, 2011 with the cyber-bridge (video components) being made available at the same day.

In 2012, Joshua began developing a feature film with Participant Media, on which he serves as a co-writer. He co-produced the online digital feature Cybergeddon from Anthony E. Zuiker and directed, produced, and co-wrote the Cybergeddon Zips, an 8 part series of short films that extend the characters and narrative from the feature experience.

Joshua continues to serve as a producer on the BlackBoxTV series "Anthony E. Zuiker Presents" overseeing the production of short films for the YouTube Channel. Two of the films, The Reawakening, directed by two-time Academy Award winner Rob Legato, and Execution Style, directed by Lexi Alexander, have been released.

Awards and honors[edit]

Caldwell has received numerous awards for his work. In 2001, his film American Tragedy won the Award of Excellence at the 2001 Crystal Awards, the Award of Excellence at the 2001 Videographer Awards, and honorable mention in the 2001 Columbus International Film Festival (where he competed among college students) and was an honorable mention in the 2001 Seattle Times Short Film Festival.[citation needed]

The Family Will was an official selection at the 11th Annual Urbanworld VIBE Film Festival and the 2008 Pan-African Film Festival.[citation needed]

In addition to winning the MTV Movie Award for Best Film on Campus in 2006, The Beautiful Lie, starring Michaela McManus, was also an official selection at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, the One Reel Film Festival and the Seattle True Independent Film Festival (where it won the Classic Beauty Prize).[citation needed] It won the Award of Distinction at the 2006 Videographer Awards, was an honorable mention at the 2006 Columbus International Film Festival and won the Grand Prize and Audience Award at the Fordham C.I.T.Y. Student Film Festival.[citation needed]

"Dig" has been an official selection of the 2011 LAShortsFest, Carmel Art & Film Festival, NewFilmmakersLA, the 2012 Durango Independent Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film Festival, Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, Dances With Films Festival, HollyShorts Film Festival, Action On Film International Film Festival and Nevada Film Festival, where it won the Silver Screen Award for Short Film.

Select filmography[edit]

Year Film Credit
2001 American Tragedy Director, Writer, Producer
2002 Summer's End Director, Writer, Producer
2003 A Soldier's Farewell Director, Writer, Producer
2004 12:01 Director, Writer, Producer
2005 Stay or Leave Director, Writer, Producer
2006 The Beautiful Lie Director, Writer, Producer
2006 Making the Team Director, Producer
2006 Best Laid Plan Producer
2006 Family Will Director, Producer
2007 The Ronnie Day Project Director, Writer, Producer
2010 Dark Prophecy Co-Producer, Editor
2011 Dig Director, Writer, Producer
2011 Level 26: Dark Revelations Director, Writer, Producer, Editor
2012 Cybergeddon Co-Producer
2012 Cybergeddon Zips Director, Co-Writer, Producer, Editor
2012 The Reawakening Producer
2012 Execution Style Producer, Editor


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