Josh Mandel

Josh Mandel studied at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television and received an MFA from the Producers Program. 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, which is currently in post-production. Josh executive produced Mark Jackson’s debut feature, Without, which won an Independent Spirit Award and is getting released thru Slamdance Presents and Arclight Cinemas Fall 2017. Josh also produced Thirst Street, a French/US co-production that premiered at Tribeca and the Venice Film Festival, and is being released by Samuel Goldwyn Films Fall 2017. Josh recently produced Natalie, which premiered at Edinburgh, and is currently playing the festival circuit. Josh is currently in pre-production for Mark Jackson’s new film, Hafsia. In between films, Josh produces tv commercials and online content for Mattel, Warner Bros, Disney, Universal, Marvel, DC, Dreamworks and WWE. Josh is also a Senior Programmer at the Slamdance Film Festival. As a producer and festival programmer, Josh works year-round to support independent film.