Anybody can be a filmmaker but only a few in the business are very good at it. Josh Ovalle may be young but he is really gifted in the filmmaking business. Although there is no particular path that can lead one to filmmaking success, some of the best practices and techniques in the field are only possessed by highly skilled personalities like Ovalle. The American filmmaker who is also a director and writer is known for making films like Two and a Quarter Minutes, Minimum Max and Spendtime Palace: Sonora and the success of these films earned him some notable awards. Let’s get to know more about the award-winning filmmaker.
Josh Ovalle – Biography, Age
Born Joseph Ovalle on April 21, 1998, Josh is a native of Seattle, Washington, USA and he grew up with his parents and younger brothers Lucas and Elijah. Josh has remained lip-sealed when it comes to information about his parents and childhood. He has also not spoken about his educational background. Josh Ovalle suffered from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a mental disorder that affects children, making them unable to control their impulses. To manage his condition, he directed his attention towards filmmaking.
Looking at his career as a film director, records have it that he began filmmaking in 2014 and at that time, he was just 16 years old. Josh not only directed his films, but he also wrote them. Obviously, script writing is one of the hidden talents that brought him to the limelight. He changed his last name from Ovalle to Kennedy as his popularity grew on the video hosting service, Vine.
Josh Ovalle wrote, directed and acted in the short film, Two and a Quarter Minutes, alongside his sibling Elijah. The film is about a teenage boy who dreams about what would possibly run through his mind in the last few moments before his death. The following year, he wrote, directed and produced his second film, Minimum Max. The short film gives a first-hand account of a high school student (Max) who must choose between making better grades or accepting his poor health challenge and poor grades. But his ultimate priority is to be happy in the end. The film did not only earn Josh maximum recognition in the entertainment world, but it also became a base for his financial success. The film’s popularity grew further after Huffington Post wrote and published an article about it.
One other film Josh displayed his writing and directing skills in is Spendtime Palace: Sonora, a 2017 video he co-wrote and co-directed with Finn Wolfhard, a young actor of French, German and Jewish ancestry.
Aside from writing and directing films, Josh is also into event promotions. He has promoted shows for America’s popular pay television channel, MTV, including its 2015 Movie Awards, which had the famous stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer as its host. Josh also played a role in his brother, Lucas’ rise to fame. Lucas has gained fame for his roles in his brother’s short films which went viral on Vine and Instagram.
Net Worth and Salary
Josh Ovalle has been able to transform his mental weakness into strength and it is really paying for him. Now famous for making a good number of short films mostly on the video hosting service, Vine, Josh is believed to have earned quite a lot from his filmmaking business. Thanks to his talent and dedication, his films were able to gain attention from several different film festivals. However, his salary is not yet revealed and his net worth is still under review.
The Seattle native has over 80,000 followers on his Twitter account and over a million on Vine. His film, Two and a Quarter even won a handful of awards including the Audience Award. He received the award at the All American High School Film Festival in 2014.
Height & Other Facts
Josh is obviously a fine young man, adorned with long brown hair. His slim body is said to weigh about 50 kg and his height is 5 feet and 6 inches. His other body measurements are not yet known.
Josh is still single and has not been linked to any lady as his girlfriend. However, the young filmmaker is known for sharing pictures of himself with different young, beautiful ladies. He has also not openly spoken about his sexuality.