Josh Fox

Josh Fox is the founder and producing artistic director of the International WOW Company, a theater and film group with membership of over 100 actors, dancers, musicians, technical and visual artists spanning 30 countries on 4 continents. Josh has written/directed/produced two feature films and over 25 full length works for the stage which have premiered in New York, Asia and Europe. His two most recent projects, RECONSTRUCTION, a stage drama, and GASLAND, a documentary film, represent a shift in his work towards work focused on sustainability. GASLAND, which Josh wrote, directed and shot, is about the largest onshore natural gas drilling campaign in US History which threatens to invade huge areas of the northeastern US, including New York city’s watershed. It premiered at the Sundance Film festival 2010, where it was won the Special Jury Prize for Documentary. In June 2010 it premiered on HBO to an audience of 3 million homes and was seen by over 100,000 people during its 110-city grassroots tour and has been released nationally by New Video. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for best documentary and for best documentary screenplay by the WGA. It also won the Environmental Media Association Award for best documentary and the Emmy Award for Best Directing. As a result of Josh’s activism and campaigning on the issue of gas drilling he was awarded the 2010 Lennon Ono Grant for Peace by Yoko Ono in a ceremony in Reykjavik, Iceland. As a national spokesman on the issues of the contamination resulting from fossil fuel extraction, Josh has appeared on the Daily Show, The Keith Olbermann show, PBS Now, CNN, Democracy Now, MSNBC, CBS and NBC Nightly news among many others.

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