Joshua Fernandez

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Joshua Fernandez
Born (1974-04-19) April 19, 1974 (age 42)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Other names spunkymonky
Occupation Film Director
Spouse(s) Sherizan Shahadan

Joshua Fernandez (born April 19, 1974), is a Malaysian film director who believes in creative collaboration. Quoted from an article in the News Stratis Times dated August 1998, he said "Creativity is not the domain of one single person. Through free-association of thoughts and brainstorming, an accidental suggestion can be the best solution".[1] is a quotation that would best sum his creative method/approach.


He first started working in the film industry in December 1995 and made his directorial debut in April 2000. Directing TV Commercials, specializing in Visual Effects[2][3] type scripts. A co-founders of BOO Films SDN BHD (Malaysian film production company), Joshua served as its Executive Producer between 1998-2001.

Mid-2001 he resigned his post at BOO Films and has been film directing regionally around South East Asian ever since.[4]


In 2009, Joshua was commissioned to design and develop a coffee table book for a private art collection. Officially launched by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in June 2010, the book, MALAYSIAN CONTEMPORARY ART :: The AFK Collection is considered by many to be Malaysia’s definitive contemporary art collection. Featuring art works from over 80 contemporary artist, this 1000 page book "possibly the largest publication of its kind in Asia, art book or otherwise" ~ ( as quoted by The Star Sunday, June 6, 2010)[5] has a layout spread of 2.2 ft and weighs in at over 10 ㎏.[6]


Deep House Society is a project of Kuala Lumpur dj legend DJ Gabriel and good friend Joshua Fernandez. Producing dance music specifically Deep House the duo has gone produced and release a number of tracks. The first released was a Deep House cover version of INXS Need You Tonight,[7] with Joshua on vocals under Love International.


Joshua is also the elder brother to JJ[8] of Red fm and Zabrina Fernandez,[9] winner of Amazing Race Asia Season One; a popular reality TV series. His father Vincent Fernandez was a teacher and legendary hockey coach from St. John's Institution [10] in Kuala Lumpur was also a radio sports announcer for over 40 years on RTM's English radio station 'Radio 4' from the 1960s till the early 2000s.


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