Joshua

Identical twin sisters seek to remedy a childhood trauma, but each attempt takes them further into the deep end.

  • Austin Lewis
    Director
    Butt Boy
  • Alexis Stier
    Writer
    Mad Men, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS
  • Megan Stier
    Writer
    Mad Men, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS
  • Alexis Stier
    Producer
    Mad Men, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS
  • Megan Stier
    Producer
    Mad Men, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS
  • Seth Slaughter
    Producer
    Joshua
  • Jake Smith
    Producer
    Joshua
  • Austin Lewis
    Producer
    Butt Boy
  • Megan Stier
    Key Cast
    "Jess"
    Mad Men, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS
  • Alexis Stier
    Key Cast
    "Jules"
    Mad Men, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS
  • Joey Berends
    Key Cast
    "Pizza Boy"
    Butt Boy
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Drama, Suspense, dark comedy, psychological
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    13,100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa Mini
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Austin Lewis

Austin Lewis is a director, editor and actor from Nashville, TN, now based in Los Angeles. Austin started out his career directing music videos and short films under his production company "Red Flamingo", and quickly graduated to editing and acting in feature films such as "Butt Boy" (2019) and "Tiny Cinema" (2020).

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Director Statement

After receiving the script for "Joshua", the vision of how I wanted to tackle it visually and tonally came from my obsession with morbid sunny suburbia and the idea of a greater world between our main characters that was felt rather than seen. The goal was to set the stage with a few bizarre and obscure elements that provide just enough backstory for the audience to draw their own conclusions--and motive as to why these characters do what they do.
There's a childlike quality that weaves in and out of the darkness that Megan & Alexis bring into their performance and is complimented by the innocent angst of the pizza boy, Joey. All these great performances blend together to create something special that was truly a pleasure to capture.