Joshua Michael Stern is an American screenwriter and director. He works in the American Film Industry. His most popular movie is the biographical film on the life of Steve Jobs called ‘ Jobs’. He has also directed feature films like ‘Swing Vote’ in the year 2008 and ‘Neverwas’ in the year 2005. He has also made a few television films. He was born on the 12th of January,1961. He started working in the film industry at the age of 35 in the year 1996. ‘Neverwas’ is a fantasy drama film built with an ensemble of American - Canadian actors. It was directed as well as written by Joshua Michael Stern. It was his directorial debut. Ian McKellen, Brittany Murphy, William Hurt, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Nolte and Jessica Lange were casted in this flick by Michael Stern. However, this flick couldn’t get a proper theatrical release and eventually it was released on a DVD straight away,in 2007.

The film was produced by Greg Shaprio and Sidney Kimmel under the banners Kingsgate Films Legacy Fireworks and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. It was planned to release in Toronto on the 9th of September in the year 2005. Neverwas Productions and Miramax Films distributed the flick. The film’s plot revolves around Millwood, a privately run institution. It takes us through the lives of the patients, their conditions and hallucinations, and overall the lives of the doctors. It also emotes emotions of love between a father and a son. Joshua shot the movie in Vancouver. It couldn’t reach many audiences because of the theatrical boundaries but was appreciated by the critics. ‘Swing Vote’ is an American comical drama movie directed by Joshua Michael Stern. Joshua casts Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer, Paula Patton, Dennis Hopper, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Lane, Madeline Carroll and George Lopez.

It was released on the 1st of August in the year 2008. The story is about the U.S. Presidential Election which can be determined by the vote of a single man. It was produced by Kevin Costner and Jim Wilson. The scripting was done by Joshua Michael Stern and Jason Richman, distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The flick received stunning responses. One of the greatest films of Joshua is ‘Jobs’ which is based on the life of Steve Jobs. It was produced and directed by Joshua Michael Stern. The character of Steve Jobs was played by Ashton Kutcher, and Steve Wozniak was played by Josh Gad. Other movies written by Joshua are Amityville Dollhouse, Skeletons, Survivor and The Contractor. He directed, wrote and also produced the TV series, Graves.

Joseph Losey English Actor

Joseph Losey

Joseph Losey was a movie director from America. He was born on the 14th of January 1909. He studied drama at the Harvard University. He directed the politics related play Little Old Boy which brought him a lot of attention despite it being a flop. Sinclair Lewis, the famous author, and playwright offered him to direct the play Jayhawker shortly. He left for the Russian Federation in 1953 to learn dramatics the Russian way. The next year saw him giving direction to Triple a Plowed Under, which the actors performed in the Broadway theater.  In the two years of 1946-47, Losey worked with the exiled person Bertolt Brecht and also actor Charles  Laughton on Brecht’s play Galileo. Brecht left the United States shortly after. Losey debuted in the film industry with The Boy with Green Hair, an allegory movie in the political sense like the famous short story Rip Van Winkle. He was hired by Seymour Nebezel to direct a movie adapted from Fritz Lang’s M with the setting being Los Angeles. FBI blacklisted Losey for a long time due to his association with many problematic people such as Bertolt Brecht, Hans Eisler and Elizabeth Hawes, his former wife. All of these individuals were part of the list made by the House of Un- American Activities Committee (HUAC). Losey was even suspected to be a Stalinist and a communist. Losey already had a contract with Radio-Keith-Orpheum (RKO) but Hughes, its new owner, doubted that Losey was a communist, so he did not provide him any work. He got the chance to break this contract and direct The Lawless for Paramount Pictures instead, thanks to Schary, the previous owner of RKO.  He then left to Europe where he was engaged with the play Stranger on the Prowl. He came back to the US but realized nobody was ready to give him work due to his tarred reputation. Thus, he left for Rome and finally settled in London in 1953.  Losey worked in Great Britain on some films with his English debut being The Sleeping Tiger. He kept false names in this as well as most of his films to protect the blacklisting of actors he worked with. He began his work with playwright Harold Pinter and went on to direct three highly appreciated movies of all time. These were The Servant of 1963, Accident of 1967, and The Go-Between of 1971. The first movie listed won three British Academy Film Awards. The Go-Between won numerous awards from BAFTA and Writer’s Guild of Great Britain. Soon, Losey directed Modesty Blaise, which was a spy fiction movie based on Peter O’ Donnell’s comic of the same title. In the year 1975, he succeeded in making the picture Life of Galileo, which was based on the same play; it was directed by him while he was in the US. He also worked on Monsieur Klein, which was based on real historical circumstances regarding the situation of the Jews in France. This movie showcased his ability to work even in the French Language domain. Another movie was Don Giovanni, which secured several Cesar awards. Joseph Losey’s films were derived from real life events. The last movie he got engaged with before he died was Steaming.  He died on the 22nd of June, 1984.


Juan Antonio Bayona

Juan Antonio was born on May 9, 1975, in Spain. During his childhood, he had a great passion for films. With this passion, he first becomes a Journalist. After that, he started studying how to direct cinema at the Audiovisual School. By the year 1993, during the Film Festival, he met director Guillermo Del Toro, who was there to present his film, ‘Cronos’. Del Toro promised to help him in his future films in order to get him a reconsidered place. He then completed his studies from ESCAC, and started his career by directing small videos and pop videos for musical groups in Spanish. The Spanish group includes OBK, Hevia, and Camella. He began directing short films and in the year 1999, he directed My Holidays, and in the year 2002, The Spongeman. By the year 2004, he received an offer from Sergio G.Sanchez, who was directing the short film, 7337, which was based on the concept of The Orphanage. He started directing these films, which doubled the money and time, so he planned to get help from his fellow director, Del Toro. The film released at the Cannes Film Festival on 20 May, 2007. The film was first released in Spain with a box office hit and soon, all over the world with about $8.3 million in a four-day launch, which was the second highest scoring film in Spanish. For this movie, he received the award for Best Director at the Goya Awards by the year 2008. By the year 2009, he reported his reunion with the writer, Sergio, for the movie, The Impossible. The film was based on the original story, which happened at the Indian Ocean Earthquake. His next film was A Monster Call. The talkie revolves about how a little boy who learns fantasy from a monster. By the year 2008, he signed an agreement to direct ‘Hater’, which revolves around the violence caused by regular people. By April 18, 2016, he signed to direct Jurassic World, which was a sequel. His film sequence includes My Holiday, which was a short film, The Orphanage, which was released by the year 2007, and Penny Dreadful, which was a 2-episode series. An untitled Jurassic World, which is set to release in the year 2018, will also be directed by him.

Juan Antonio Bayona  English Actor