Josiah Allen is an emerging director and editor born and raised in South Australia. In 2016 Josiah graduated with a Bachelor degree in the Creative Arts (Screen Production) and with fellow graduates Indianna Bell and John Chataway, founded the collective ‘Stakeout Films’. One half of the directing team made up of himself and Indianna Bell, he has co-directed a variety of short films, music videos and commercials.
In the last year their short film ‘Safe Space’ (written by John Chataway) was a Tropfest Finalist, and won ‘Best Directing’ and ‘The Young Filmmaker Award’ at the South Australian Screen Awards. As part of the Tropfest finalist experience Josiah and Indianna were flown to Fox Studios for an immersive short film course, mentored by directors Nash Edgerton and Spencer Susser.
Their short film ‘Call Connect’ (written by Indianna Bell) played in more then 10 international film festivals including Vancouver International Film Festival, Manchester Film Festival and won ‘Best Narrative Short Film’ at the Austin Film Festival.