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Hey, I'm Joshua!

Norfolk, Virginia

Josh Davidsburg is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. When he doesn’t have a camera in his hand, he’s teaching full-time as a lecturer at the University of Maryland, College Park, Philip Merrill College of Journalism. After working for more than a decade as a reporter television news, he decided to expand into long-form, documentary storytelling. He’s produced documentary shorts, seen at film festivals across the country and is currently working on a feature-length film.

 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Endless Light

Fairbanks Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Returning home, a bipolar woman attempts to decipher her brother's suicide through occult intervention with Alaska's wilderness.

101%

This project got the green light!

Oniphron

Portland Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A tale about a homeless immortal woman taken in by a Portlander.

85%

This project got the green light!

Someone Will Assist You Shortly

Hampton Bays Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A gay hospice nurse climbs back into the closet to care for his abusive dad and the behaviorally challenging nephew he never knew he had.

81%

This project got the green light!

Desolation Center

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary, Music

The untold story of influential Reagan-era guerrilla punk and industrial desert happenings that still reverberate throughout our culture.

104%

This project got the green light!

Hello World: The Film

Atlanta Feature
Documentary, Other

Software is everywhere. But who makes it? This film will uncover this hidden army of coders who make our lives work.

115%

This project got the green light!

Are You Ok? Cause I'm OK.

New York Short
Other

Would you take mushrooms with your mother?

104%

This project got the green light!

Park Slope Moms

New York Series
Comedy

A high-powered attorney turned 'stay-at-home' mom regains power as PTA President, but ruling with an iron fist sparks a coup.

111%

This project got the green light!

A Crazy Thought

Cottonwood Series
Documentary

A groundbreaking docuseries that reimagines youth mental health for the sake of our children and our world.

100%

This project got the green light!

Scab Vendor - The Life and Times of Jonathan Shaw

Los Angeles Feature
Biography, Documentary

A deep scrutiny into the life of one of America's last outlaws, Scab Vendor is the story of tattooist, writer, and pirate, Jonathan Shaw.

109%

This project got the green light!

Roots of Fire

Lafayette Feature
Documentary, Music

The story behind a new generation of musicians keeping one of America’s last true cultures alive in the heart of Louisiana.

102%

This project got the green light!

Queen of the Capital

Washington Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

Daniel, a government bureaucrat in Washington D.C., dreams of becoming Queen of the Capital.

85%

This project got the green light!

Looking for Leia

San Francisco Series
Documentary, Sci-Fi

A joyous gender justice project about the women of Star Wars fandom

122%

This project got the green light!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York Festival
Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.

81%

This project got the green light!

Fragments of An Ecosystem

Jacmel Feature
Documentary, Science

Doing conservation science in real world scenarios, where people directly depend on their environment's resources for survival.

80%

This project got the green light!

Straight Up

Los Angeles Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

A romantic comedy-drama about intellectual soul mates. He might be gay. She might not care.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Book Keepers

Roanoke Feature
Documentary, Family

A father and son crisscross the country to fulfill a dying wish, ensure a legacy and find solace after tragic personal loss.

111%

This project got the green light!

Becoming Incurable

Sacramento Feature
Documentary

A filmmaker captures the struggles, triumphs, and every day lives of three individuals living with severe chronic, incurable illnesses.

111%

This project got the green light!

Galinha

Middletown Short
Drama, Family

A girl moves to a new town and finds a friend in the most unexpected form!

154%

This project got the green light!

Choke

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Action

A rising MMA star hides her refugee status from her small American town, and the world.

159%

This project got the green light!

Like Father, Like Son

Los Angeles Short
Drama

A white liberal mother desperately tries to protect her black adopted son by reconnecting him to his biological father.

80%

This project got the green light!

2 WEEKS

New York Short
Drama, Horror

2 WEEKS accompanies Tanya as she explores what it means to be asexual in a committed relationship and an actor in a “sex sells” world.

101%

This project got the green light!

Final Refrain

Baltimore Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

In a dystopian world where art and music are forbidden, a passionate piano player must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice for her music.

105%

This project got the green light!

Rock ShopZillah

Friday Harbor Short
Documentary, Music

For these lucky kids, celebrating the Fourth of July means showing everyone INDEPENDENCE ROCKS!

100%

This project got the green light!

Adapting

New York Short
Comedy

The (mostly) true story of a couple who begin the emotional, difficult and surprisingly ridiculous journey of adopting a baby.

103%

This project got the green light!

WBCN and The American Revolution

Cambridge Feature
Documentary

The incredible, true story of how a radio station, politics, and rock and roll changed everything.

101%

This project got the green light!

Misdirection: a short film

Los Angeles Short
LGBTQ, Comedy

A college freshman falls in love with close-up magic as an escape from her unrequited crush on her roommate and her undiagnosed OCD.

106%

This project got the green light!

MR. TALENTED

Los Angeles Short
Drama

Mr. Talented follows a space-obsessed photographer whose life and sanity unravel as he tries to make a name for himself in the art world.

136%

This project got the green light!

Nature of the Beasts

Estes Park Feature
Documentary, Nature

Nature of the Beasts is a journey through the crossroads of wildlife, wilderness and the human experience in Rocky Mountain National Park.

100%

This project got the green light!

American Times

Lone Tree Feature
Documentary

A Journey From Madness to Forgiveness

80%

This project got the green light!

Tales From the Dancing Maenads

Austin Series
Thriller, Drama

An anthology series of short films exploring female archetypes in vintage style.

100%

This project got the green light!

Sign

Los Angeles Short
Drama

A damaged man sets today to be his last, but an unexpected encounter gives him a renewed outlook on life.

83%

This project got the green light!

Rooster and The Queen

Woodstock Short
Drama, Film-Noir

When Rooster’s seductive ex-wife, the Queen, makes a play to get him back, he can see a future that reminds him of their past.

105%

This project got the green light!

Forever Red

Baltimore Short
Drama, Mystery

Two former intelligence operatives from the cold war reunite 40 years later and are forced to confront a dark secret from their past.

80%

This project got the green light!

High Note

Friday Harbor Feature
Crime, Musical

Just your everyday druggie, dramedy, indie musical filled to the brim with Germans, Jesus, banjos, bongos, and backstabbings.

82%

This project got the green light!

Petit Rat

New York Feature
Documentary, Family

A girl's dream to be a dancer is cut short when the Nazis invade Paris. Her daughters carry on her legacy, honoring their unbreakable bond.

133%

This project got the green light!

Half the Picture

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary

HALF THE PICTURE is a feature documentary about working women directors in Hollywood.

82%

This project got the green light!

Who Is Jubiz? | ¿Quién es Jubiz?

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary

This is the story of Colombia’s highest profile political assassination and the innocent man who took the fall.

88%

This project got the green light!

I Am Thalente: In Theatres and on iTunes Now!

Durban Feature
Documentary

A homeless skateboarder travels from South Africa to the US and into the heart of skateboarding.

86%

This project got the green light!

The Dog

New York Feature
Documentary

THE DOG is the story of John Wojtowicz, the real-life bank robber behind DOG DAY AFTERNOON.

80%

This project got the green light!

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