Sergeant Joshua DeFour U.S. Marine Corps
Joshua has been an avid filmmaker since his first years in college. He left an undergraduate journalism program in 2010 to pursue filmmaking full time in the U.S. Marine Corps as a combat videographer. Over the course of four years Joshua documented military exercises in Japan, Guam and Tinian, humanitarian relief projects in Bangladesh and Thailand, and deployed to Afghanistan to support coalition efforts and combat operations. Serving as a “one-man band” in the field, Joshua wrote, shot, and edited over 200 video stories that were broadcast worldwide on the American Forces Network. Several pieces were also featured in the nationally syndicated PBS show, “In The Fight.” Joshua left the Marines in 2014 and was hired by Fathead, LLC., where he created video spots with Warner Bros. Pictures. In 2015 he was accepted into the University of Texas’ Film Production MFA program. His film, “The 11th Order,” was a semifinalist for the 2019 Student Academy Awards and has amassed over 2 million views on YouTube.