Joshua Bennett is a Grammy Nominated and Television Academy Honors award winning producer, director and Show Runner. He recently directed the Oscar shortlisted and IDA Nominated short film Los Comandos, as well as the IDA Nominated and Cine Golden Eagle winning feature documentary Sky and Ground. Both films focused on migration and displacement and were part of a multi-film initiative on refugess and migration which he developed and produced, titled Humanity On The Move. Projects he’s produced have won The George Foster Peabody award and multiple Emmy, Webby and Realscreen Awards. His documentary films and event television series and digital short content have been broadcast across the world and premiered and numerous prestigious festivals and high profile events at The UN, The World Bank and USAID. He has produced shoots in over 35 countries and on all 7 continents. He is a member of The Directors Guild of America.
As the Executive Vice President and Executive Producer for media company Show of Force, his recent projects include an award-winning, multi-film initiative on the global Refugee Crisis titled Humanity On the Move, an 8-hour CNN Original Series Soundtracks: The Songs that Made History, produced in partnership with Dwayne Johnson, the 8 hour PBS event television series Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music, the upcoming feature documentary on the global eradication of Polio “Drop to Zero”, the 20-short film and social media initiative We The Voters, produced in partnership with Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions. Previously, he was the Series Producer of two landmark 4-hour series’ for PBS and global distribution, Half the Sky and A Path Appears, with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. He also developed and served as Executive Producer of global, multi-platform media impact campaigns for USAID based on Half the Sky. He continued his work in support of gender equality as the Executive Producer of WeVolve, a groundbreaking global media initiative produced in partnership with the World Bank.
Over his career, he’s worked as a producer on numerous long form series and films for PBS, HBO, Sundance Channel, A&E and numerous broadcast and production partners. Projects include “Circus” a 6 hour documentary series following The Big Apple Circus, Nimrod Nation, a 6 hour series directed by Brett Morgen, and Carrier, a 10-hour series produced by Show of Force for PBS.
He is currently producing a new feature documentary with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on inequality and poverty in America, and will be directing an episode of an upcoming multi-part documentary series for HBO.
He is a passionate advocate for the power of media to inspire positive social change and is committed to telling stories that give voice to people who are actively working to support vulnerable populations across the globe.