Joshua Sanchez is a screenwriter and director based in Brooklyn, New York, originally from Houston, Texas. He received his MFA in Film from Columbia University and his Bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Austin’s Radio-Television-Film program. Joshua’s debut feature film FOUR won the Best Performance Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Best Feature Film Award at the Urbanworld Film Festival, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. FOUR was released theatrically in 2013. He's been awarded grants from the Jerome Foundation and HBO for his work in film and video and will attend the Yaddo Artist’s Retreat in the Spring of 2016. He’s taught screenwriting at the International Center for Photography and his experimental film seriesScreentests debuted at PS122 in New York City in 2012. During his Hodder Fellowship year, Joshua will be writing and developing his next feature film Fire in the Belly, based on the life and times of artist and activist David Wojnarowicz.