Joshua D. Amar

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Joshua Amar is an exuberant genre director/writer who aspires to be the magical-realist Martin Scorsese. He’s a graduate from the prestigious AFI Conservatory Directing Fellowship and Ryerson University’s Image Arts: Film Program. He’s currently working on developing two low-budget genre features: GOOD BAD PEOPLE, a visceral crime thriller based on a true story about Amar, his mentally handicapped brother, and their journey to find the gangsters responsible for robbing them; and STAKE, a cerebral superhero/horror film set during the Salem Witch Trials.

Amar is a first-generation Canadian born to Moroccan immigrants. He has worked on projects for Darren Aronofsky and Scott Franklin. His films have screened at film festivals including Austin, Bermuda, Cannes, Oaxaca and Savannah. He has worked on pitches for John Legend, Avril Lavigne and Death Cab for Cutie.

He’s passionate, charismatic, hardworking and he’s going to knock ‘yer socks off.




MOOD (2019)

JessB// Writer, Director, Editor// Music Video

Details matter (2019)

Snaps and NBA// Writer, Director// Commercial

Velvet Waterfalls (2017)

Emerald Portal// Writer, Director// Music Video

Steady Eddie (2017)

American Film Institute// Director// Short Film

I Hope You Die (2016)

American Film Institute// Writer, Director// Short Film

Is That All There Is? (2016)

American Film Institute// Writer, Director// Short Film

At Daggers Drawn (2015)

American Film Institute//Director// Short Film

Compartment (2015)

David Ridgen Films// Producer// Feature Film, Dir: David Ridgen

Billy the Kid (2014)

Ryerson University// Director// Short Film

Wavelengths (2013)

48 Pictures// Director// Short Film



Other Work

Bermuda Travel Campaign (2019)

Creative Director // Travel Alberta // Flixel Studios

Head Above Water - Avril LaviNgne

Development Pitch//Music Video// Chromista

Wisk.AI - Who Are We? (2018) Director, Editor// Commercial

Behind The Scenes - Honors (2018)

PRMD LLC// Cinematographer, Director, Editor

Flixel Startup Story (2015)

Flixel Productions// Director, Editor// Documentary


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