Josh McCausland

2022 August 24

Josh McCausland

-Who is Josh McCausland?

Josh McCausland is a multiple award-winning filmmaker and composer based in San Diego, California. He started his journey into art at a very young age through painting and drawing. But, after he picked up a camera he knew he wanted to pursue filmmaking as a career.

-What inspired you to become a filmmaker?

I grew up around photography. My mother was always taking photos and I loved the idea of capturing real life into a frame. I became really interested in film as a medium pretty young when watching movies. I never wanted them to end. So, I started drawing and learning composition. I started making small videos in high school and then the rest was history. 

-Do you think the cinema can bring a change in the society?

Definitely. I think getting people together in a room to listen to something that ties them together can open the conversation up to talk. There’s a lot that separates us these days, and I believe cinema is something we can all agree is something that is necessary.

-What would you change in the world?

I think it’s easier to say what I wouldn’t change in the world, since the world we live in is an absolute dumpster fire. (Sorry that’s not at all helpful, but it’s unfortunately true.) If I had to choose one thing, it would be empathy. I wish more people had empathy in all seats of power. If we had basic respect and decency towards people of all walks of life, things might be a bit better. 

-Where do you see the film industry going in the next 100 years?

I feel like it will only become more sought after as a medium. People will continue to share their personal stories as a way to open the conversation for people to connect.