Josh Ovalle is one of the youngest film directors in Hollywood today, if not the youngest in this field, well, that might leave room for an argument for another day. The young filmmaker is still on the rise but has already made a name for himself in the film industry since he released his first short film. It is known that he has directed films like Minimum Max, Two and a Quarter Minutes and Spendtime Palace: Sonora. Ovalle is certainly one for the future, the young starlet has been attracting attention ever since his first film, and the audience has not stopped praising his good works.
Josh Ovalle Biography, Age
Josh Ovalle is an American filmmaker and Internet celebrity. He was born on April 21, 1998, in Seattle, Washington. Josh grew up in Seattle with his parents and his two siblings. Like normal children, he went to school, but he started doing things normal children didn’t do at a very young age by making movies.
His current career seems to have evolved around the fact that Josh is a filmmaker, but it wasn’t his hobby as a child. As a child, he liked to spend time in the kitchen baking various foods with his mother. At some point, one might have thought that he would consider a career path or even end up becoming either a baker or a cook or even both. But today we can see that life had other plans for him. However, we cannot rule out that Josh might one day own a restaurant or bakery.
When he started making movies, it surprised so many people around him, and people were amazed at how a teenager of about 13 years old possessed such talents and how he managed to use them at a very tender age. Josh shot Minimum Max, his first movie when he was only 13 years old. The film tells the story of a little boy who suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Many believed that he made the film to express how he suffers from ADHD. Since Josh Ovalle began making films, he has gradually begun to overcome the disease.
When Maximum Max was released, it became viral and received over 500 thousand hits on YouTube and other online media platforms. From that moment on, people started asking questions about the young director. He and Phil Venti co-produced the 4-minute dramatic short film. It was rated 7.4/10 by the IMDb. The short film was selected and shown at over half a century of film festivals.
MTV became aware of it because of the attention it received through its first film. Soon he began to promote shows and events for the pay-TV channel. When he was 15 years old, he released his second short film entitled Two and a Quarter Minutes. The film was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival and 56 other film festivals.
The family of the young and aspiring film director consists of his parents and his two younger brothers. His mother is Rose Ovalle, his father is Wernher Ovalle. Both his parents are actors and acted in his second short film Two and a Quarter Minutes. He also has a grandmother named Arcelia Kennedy.
Josh has two younger brothers named Lucas and Elijah Ovalle. Elijah is the youngest of the three brothers and he is also venturing into acting. He played the lead role in Josh’s second film Two and a Quarter Minutes. Lucas, the brother of Josh, is quite popular, he is a social media star and also an actor. He first became known for distributing videos on Vine, and now he shares video content on YouTube and Instagram. Like the rest of Josh’s family, Lucas was featured in Two and a Quarter Minutes. Lucas is two years younger than Josh, he was born on July 30, 2000.
Other Facts About The Film Director – Josh Ovalle
- He changed his last name from Ovalle to Kennedy and is now mainly considered to be Josh Kennedy.
- He and YouTube star Cody Ko are close friends.
- Josh is the recipient of the prestigious Audience Award.
- He used to date Nikki Williams.
- Josh loves baking.
- He and Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things are very close.