Josh Merritt

Writer / director

Represented by

Andrew Mills

Josh is a neurodivergent / disabled (autistic / dyspraxic) writer. His play MADDIE recently completed a sold-out run at London's Arcola Theatre, garnering glowing reviews. He has been shortlisted for ITV Original Voices and being mentored on the Media Trust / BBC / ScreenSkills 'Reframing Disability' programme by Rose d'Or-nominated Stu Richards (creator of BBC’s JERK). Josh is a commissioned writer-director with BBC Four/iPlayer and an Arts Council-funded filmmaker whose shorts have screened globally and been broadcast on television. A published playwright, his stage work has been commissioned by New Wolsey Theatre and Boundless Theatre and his plays have also been produced at Barbican, Folkestone Quarterhouse, and Shoreditch Town Hall. He is a founding member of the Barbican Young Filmmakers for whom he devised and created UNLEASHED. The Independent gave their final production five stars and Josh's writing-directing work received an award from the producers of SIN CITY. He has also written for Rory Bremner on BBC Radio 4. Josh has numerous TV, film, theatre & audio projects in development including a coming-of-age film about autism with Nigel Cole (CALENDAR GIRLS, MADE IN DAGENHAM, DOC MARTIN) and Hannah Stevenson (BIFA-winning producer of EATEN BY LIONS), plus various audio fiction series with producer/director Jack Bowman (AudioMarvels, BBC Studios, Audible).

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