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174 - Josh Bishop - How to Win at the Business of Film Before the Film Gets Made

Hello, Indie Creatives! 

In this episode, we have a conversation with award-winning Director Josh Bishop. Josh shares his experiences making his cult-following Documentary films 'Made In Japan' and 'The Dwarvenaut,' working with Morgan Spurlock and Elijah Wood, the origins of his production company, A Window In A Tunnel, and growing up and filming in Europe. Enjoy!

Josh Bishop Award-Winning Director

Josh Bishop is an award-winning director specializing in feature documentaries, branded content, and music videos. Josh's first documentary feature, Made In Japan (currently available on Amazon Prime and other VOD platforms), premiered at SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas. The film boasts Morgan Spurlock as executive producer and Elijah Wood as both executive producer and narrator. His second documentary feature, The Dwarvenaut, premiered at SXSW 2016 and is currently available on most VOD platforms after almost 3 years on Netflix.

After close to two decades of New York City life, Josh relocated to Nashville with his family in 2018, where he continues to live and work. While staying safe during the pandemic, Josh and his wife Keturah teamed up to officially form their boutique production company "A Window In A Tunnel." His most recent work includes multiple music videos for Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound recording label and an array of videos for an exciting selection of emerging Nashville talent.

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Josh’s Links:


A Window in a Tunnel




Made in Japan (film)

The Dwarvenaut (film)

Destination Fantastic (show)



Dwarven Forge (company)

Tomi Fujiyama (musician)

Elijah Wood (actor)

Morgan Spurlock (producer)

Julie Lombardi (Editor)

Victoria Lesiw (Editor)

Easy Eye Sounds (music label)

Dan Auerbach (musician)

SXSW Conference

Filmic Pro (app)

Steven Spielberg (director)

Amblin Entertainment

Tolkien (film)

Colossal (film)

Nacho Vigalondo (Director)

Coffee and Cigarettes (film)

Jim Jarmusch (director)

KD Amond (filmmaker)


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