Joshua Demers is a director, writer and producer. He directed the teaser of the COGECO funded KRISTAL CLEAR teaser and his short film, EMILY 1898-1910, was produced with a grant awarded by BravoFACT and nominated for the 2015 CBC Short Film Faceoff. NORMA JEANE & THE TROPIC OF CANCER premiered at the Montréal World Film Festival in 2013. THE ARCHITECT received distribution with Shorts International, UK and sold in three territories, including the US, winning Best Student Film at the Alaska International Film Awards along with several other festival showings.
An associate producer with Triptych Media, Joshua has over six years of diverse Canadian film experience with stints in production, administration and distribution. An alumnus of the CMPA Mentorship Program (with Strada Films), Joshua graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in Film Production and a Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting, both with York University.
In summer 2011, Joshua formed JUST FOCUS FILMS with filmmaker and photojournalist Elisa L. Iannacone. It was one of the Top 10 emerging companies selected in 2011 by Project Wildfire, a Toronto-based social business incubator and has gone on to produce documentaries and corporate videos.