Joshua Longhurst is a multi-disciplinary filmmaker raised in rural NSW. He looks for honesty and authenticity in his work and seeks out stories that reflect a broad range of ideas and social backgrounds.
Joshua studied Producing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (2016) and in 2017 formalised creative relationships with co-producers Rosie Braye and Tim Spencer to form the independent production company Wintergarden Pictures.
In 2013 Joshua's writing debut, 'Ravage' was selected for the Dendy Short Film Competition at Sydney Film Festival. Joshua was also invited to compete in the Holding Redlich Pitching Competition at the Screen Forever conference in 2015 where he pitched a new Australian television drama. In 2016 Joshua won the Emerging Filmmaker Award at both Mardi Gras Film Festival and the Melbourne Queer Film Festival for his directorial debut 'Oasis'.
2017 saw Joshua co-produce and direct his second short film, 'Cherry Season', through Wintergarden Pictures. 'Cherry Season' was commissioned through the Create NSW Emerging Filmmakers Fund in association with SBS and Executive Producers CJZ. In early 2018 Joshua and his producing partners created three proof of concept episodes for a multi-platform narrative comedy 'Ding Dong I'm Gay'.
He is currently in development on a full season of 'Ding Dong I'm Gay' supported by Screen Australia.