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WINNER - 48 Hour Film Festival

In a totally unexpected, but utterly exciting move, I'm super excited to announce that my production company "ForeSee Film Productions" has WON the New York City 48 Hour Film Competition!

The 48 Hour Film Project (48hourfilm.com) is a competition in which teams write, direct, produce, and edit and 4-7 minute short film in only 48 hours.  Each film has a specific set of necessary elements in order to ensure that it was created during the specified time allotment.

My team was given the genre of "thriller" and we created a film called "And Many More...?" which ended up winning Best Director (Erin Harland), Best Writing (Erin Harland & Joshua Michael Payne), Best Actress (Molly Collier), and Best Sound Design (Joshua Michael Payne) as well as BEST OF NY!

From here, the film will go on to the national level at Filmapalooza sometime in 2019.

Joshua Payne
48 Hour Film Competition

This weekend provided a whole lot of creative stimulation and not a whole lot of sleep.

I co-wrote, acted, produced, DP'd, and edited a short film called "And Many More...?" for the 48 hour film competition!

If you don't know, the competition (as its name would suggest) requires the contestant to create a film from conception to completion within 48 hours.

It's super intense, but thanks to my core team of Elisha Lawson and Erin Harland, along with a stellar cast and crew, we did it.

The film will premiere with GROUP C this coming Saturday at 1:30pm.  You should attend!

It will take place at:
Anthology Film Archives, Courthouse Theater,
32 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003

Hope to see you there!

Joshua Payne
Booked the Part! - "Traitor"

I love history. And period piece films. And the American Revolution.

So! I couldn't be more thrilled to have BOOKED the role of "Caleb Brewster" in Benji Dunaief's upcoming short film, "Traitor"!

Caleb was an essential spy within the Culper Spy Ring during the American revolution. The film tells the true story of the capture of British Major John Andre by the Continental Spymaster, Benjamin Tallmadge.

This will be my first period piece! Thrilled. Excited. Ready to get to work.

Shooting will take place in early July, 2018.

Joshua Payne
Signed with Avalon Artists Group!

As of today I am signed and working with Avalon Artists Group!

Avalon is a bi-coastal agency that works on both film/tv and theatrical productions.

My agents are Craig Holzberg and Ellery Sandhu.

Time to get to work!  Couldn't be more excited about this!

 

Joshua Payne
Freelancing with David McDermott and JG&D!

As of today, I am officially freelancing with David McDermott in the Adult Commercial department at JG&D Talent!

It's a SAG/Equity licensed agency, and is a great one to be a part of in the land of Commercial acting.

Now let's get to booking some commercials!

Joshua Payne
New Headshots!

Couldn't be more excited to have received the final version of my new headshots today.  They were taken by the one and only Deborah Lopez, and she did an incredible job!

I couldn't be more thrilled.  Check them out on the "Actor" page!

-JMPayne

Joshua Payne
New Website Design Launch!

Super excited to be here with this new website design!  I'm still tweaking, and will likely continue to be tweaking the design for a while, but overall I'm very pleased and excited with where I hope it will take my career.

The emphasis for this site is on myself as more than just an actor, but as an actor, writer, and filmmaker.  I look forward to pursuing a career as much as a writer and filmmaker in the future, so I'm hopeful that this website will help me accomplish those things.

As always, thank you SO MUCH for stopping by!  

-JMPayne

Joshua Payne