Talent Guide

Joshua Tate

  • Discipline:Director, Producer, Writer
  • Program Year:Directing Lab 2017, Fast Track 2016, Screenwriting Lab 2016


Joshua Tate is a writer, director, and producer based in Los Angeles. He holds an MFA in Film Production from USC, where he produced the Student Academy Award-winning short “Josephine and the Roach,” going on to production manage festival hits Farah Goes Bang (Tribeca 2013) and Sleight (Sundance 2016). Tate’s feature directorial debut, Love Land, driven by a cast with developmental disabilities, was a recipient of the 2013 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant and winner of the Audience Award and Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Ensemble Cast at the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival. Tate’s short film “Guest Room” premiered at SXSW in 2015, screened as a Finalist at the 2016 NBCUniversal Short Film Festival, was featured in the Huffington Post and film culture magazine Bright Ideas, and has been incorporated into disability studies curricula at UCLA, Chapman, and Towson University. In 2013, Tate developed an annual filmmaking seminar for youth with disabilities known as the Inclusive Cinema Empowerment Project with Community Now! College Girl, based thematically on “Guest Room,” was selected to participate in the 2016 Film Independent Screenwriting Lab, as well as the 2016 Film Independent Fast Track program.

Current Project

College Girl (Narrative Feature)


While attending a living skills program for adults with intellectual disabilities, a young woman with Down syndrome questions her place in the world in the face of impending motherhood.