I love making films!
Born in Gloucester, Joshua has always had a Passion for film and animation.
Playing with vhs cameras and making this favourite films as a teenager.
He began his working career as a car mechanic working for his dads company.
He then became fabrication welder, while writing and directing in his spare time.
He then followed his passion and moved to Leeds to study film and television production at Leeds Metropolitan University (Northern Film School) where he graduated with Ba hons in moving image production.
Since then he has gone on to write and direct several award winning short films (the Lolly Ranger 2014, Time 2016 and the multi award winning, The Rage 2017) as well as continuing to work full time as a fabrication welder.
Semi finalist
Time
2 Dollar Film Festival
America
2018
Best Director
Time
Indie Showcase Film Festival
Widnes
2018
Best Director
The Rage
Indie Showcase Film Festival
Widnes
2018
Best short film
The Rage
Slumberjack film festival
Widnes
2018
Best horror film
The Rage
The short film show
2018
Best short film
The Rage
The short film show
2018
Gold award best horror film
The Rage
Spotlight horror film awards
2017
Best horror film
The Rage
Uk monthly film festival
2017
Best short zombie film
The Rage
Berlin zombie film festival
Berlin
2017
College
Leeds Metropolitan University
Moving image production
20102013
Birth City
Gloucester
Current City
Chester
Gender
Male
Children
Yep
Joshua works full time as a skilled fabrication welder.
He writes and directs his own work, but also produces, cinematographer and edits his on his films too.
Joshua first film was a short, romantic comedy called “Maggie” A film about a guy who’s unlucky in love, but then finds his true love was close to hand all along.
Joshua has made three award winning short films, “the lolly ranger” (2014) “Time” (2015) and “The Rage” (2017).
"The Rage, a truly inspiring short film for all short filmmakers out there.
Great story, shot creatively.
A great use of special effects and makeup with twists and turns within the story line".
Alex Doherty - The Short Film Show
“If you have the imagination, passion and guts you can make anything”
Joshua Cleave
I love making films!
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