Chris talks with award winning Vancouver actor, writer, producer and now director Josh Epstein about his musical theatre life, and now his success in the film world as a producer/writer.
Josh Epstein’s work as a writer, producer and actor has taken him to all corners of the world. With fellow studio 58 grad Kyle Rideout, he’s currently writing an original feature for Paramount Pictures, re-writing a comedy for Mark Gordon/E1, an action thriller for a Berlin/CDN co-production, and a Norwegian comedic horror. He’s been invited to take part in the Reyjkavik Talent Lab, Berlin’s Trans Atlantic Partners, the CFC Features and Comedy Exchange and the NSI’s Totally TV and Features First Labs.
Epstein and Kyle Rideout’s latest film Adventures in Public School stars Judy Greer, premiered at TIFF, opened TIFF Top Ten with theatricals in CDN/US/UK/JPN before finally landing on Netflix, TMN and HBO Eastern Europe. Their first film Eadweard won Five Audience Choice Awards at international film festivals, 15 Leo nominations and has been distributed around the world.
They are currently developing television, features, and a musical with the Citadel, Belfry and Musical Stage.
As an actor Epstein has won 4 Jessies, been nominated for 3 Dora's and is the recipient of the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Actor at the Stratford Festival. A Studio 58 Graduate he just directed their production of Cabaret, which is their highest grossing show in their 54 year history.