Josh Mandel is a film, commercial and digital content producer, as well as a senior film festival programmer. He began his filmmaking career in music videos with artists like Eminem and Sean Paul before segueing into features and commercials. Josh’s films have screened at dozens of festivals worldwide, including the Venice Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Tribeca, Rotterdam, Locarno, Edinburgh, London BFI, True/False and Deauville. Josh’s first feature was the Lord of the Rings documentary, "Ringers," released worldwide by Sony Pictures. Josh produced Nathan Silver's breakout drama, "Uncertain Terms," which was named one of the Best Films of 2016 by outlets like The New Yorker and Indiewire.
Josh produced the first two films from Humphrey Bogart's revived production company: "This Last Lonely Place," which was released theatrically Summer 2016, and "The White Orchid," starring Olivia Thirlby and Jennifer Beals, which was released theatrically Fall 2018. Josh executive produced Mark Jackson’s debut feature, "Without," which won an Independent Spirit Award and was released by Slamdance Presents and ArcLight Cinemas Fall 2017. Josh produced "Thirst Street," a French/US co-production that premiered at Venice and Tribeca, and was released by Samuel Goldwyn Films Fall 2017.
Josh produced Mark Jackson’s latest film, "This Teacher," which won the top Jury Prize at the 2018 LA Film Festival. Josh is currently in Post-Production on “Homewrecker,” a Canadian feature starring Alexandra Essoe and set to premiere at festivals in Spring 2019. Josh is in Pre-Production on his ninth feature, “Paris is in Harlem,” the latest multi-protagonist opus from Christina Kallas, to be shot in New York early 2019. In between films, Josh produces tv commercials and digital content for Mattel, Warner Bros, Disney, Universal, Marvel, DC, Dreamworks and WWE. Josh is also a Senior Programmer at the Slamdance Film Festival, one of the Top 5 film festivals in North America. As a producer and festival programmer with a keen eye for discovering emerging talent, Josh works year-round to create and curate content for diverse audiences worldwide.