WRITER, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, Joshua Koszewski
Throughout his five years of service in the U.S. Army, Joshua learned valuable lessons in leadership and pursuing what you're passionate about.
After deploying as a U.S. Army Sniper to Afghanistan and leading an infantry team with the Ohio National Guard Joshua enrolled in undergrad and later graduate school. While obtaining his MBA, he co-founded an app called Ossemble, that was dedicated to community organizing. Josh led the app through several milestones such as a product launch, joining a tech investment incubator, and obtaining pilot customers.
Later, moving to Austin, TX, Josh began pursuing comedy through improv/sketch classes and writing courses. That all came to a halt in early 2020, due to Covid lockdowns. Without a missing a beat Josh enrolled in online filmmaking classes with Austin Film Society, with the ultimate goal of building a collaborative team that could turn his sketch into an award winning film.
Today, Josh continues to dabble in every aspect of filmmaking all while maintaining his passion for leading creative teams. He is currently working on directing his second comedic short as well as producing two feature films in 2022.
Josh is a first-time filmmaker, who self-funded Millennial Tiny House USA!
WRITER, PRODUCER, Joe Battaglia
Over the past ten years, Joe's experience has touched every aspect of filmmaking. His perseverance and dedication to his craft have created opportunities to learn from the industry’s very best. Joe earned the opportunities to assist Matthew McConaughey, Liam Neeson, Sir Ben Kingsley, Adam Scott, and Katie Holmes. He also earned his unofficial cinema degree by assisting Director Carl Franklin during the filming of David Fincher’s Netflix Original Series Mindhunter Season II. Joe and Josh have been friends since the 5th grade.
CINEMATOGRAPHER, PRODUCER, Kirby Gamel
Kirby has worked on dozens of short films at Baylor. He has a strong passion for lighting and composition and moved to Austin to continue growing in this field by working as a DP and Gaffer. Proficient in Blender, After Effects, and Davinci Resolve, Kirby is most happy when he can take an image and make it look sublime. Josh hired Kirby during the pre-production phase, they instantly become good friends and collaborators.
EDITOR, Christian Oliveria
Christian is a writer, director, and editor who has directed over half a dozen short films since 2016. His graduate thesis, Communio, won an award for Best Sound Design, and his quarantine short, Bara, was recently featured in the Austin Art House Film Festival. After finishing graduate school, Christian secured a job working for one of his idols, Terrence Malick, and now splits his time between ATX and DFW. Christian has worked closely with Kirby and became fast friends with Josh after working on his short Millennial Tiny House USA!.