|Joshua Callaghan - Editor
Artist and filmmaker Joshua Callaghan has exhibited documentaries, experimental videos, and sculptures internationally as well as collaborated on several feature length documentary projects as editor.
In 1995 he was awarded a Fulbright Grant in Nepal to produce the documentary "Modern Transportation in Nepal," a film about the everyday transit of people and goods in the Himalayan Kingdom.
From 1996 to 1999, while living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Callaghan participated in experimental videos, collaborating with Paulo Vivaqua and Chelpa Ferro, among them the multimedia stage production "Chico’s Cabinet," which was presented at the 1998 Festival Video Brazil. He also directed numerous music videos for artists including Lenine, Pedro Luiz, and Polux. As an editor, he worked with notable Brazilian filmmakers such as Roberto Berliner, Carlos Diegues, and Andrucha Waddington, on commercial, documentary, and narrative projects.
In 1999, Callaghan and The Stokes Partnership for Children produced the documentary "Early Spring," a film about teen parents in rural North Carolina. Created to raise awareness of the issue of teen pregnancy, "Early Spring" is used in High School programs throughout the Southeast US.
From 1999, working in the San Francisco Bay Area, Callaghan exhibited video works at venues such as the Film Arts Foundation, Artist's Television Access, the 2002 Gen Arts Emerge exhibit, and Repurpose, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud at Southern Exposure. In 2001 he produced and edited "Straight Outta Hunters Point," a feature length documentary directed by Kevin Epps, which has been shown internationally and won several awards including Best Documentary at the 2002 Denver Pan-African Film Festival.
After receiving his MFA in New Genres from UCLA 2005, Callaghan has shown works of video, sculpture and installation at venues such the Guggenheim Gallery of Chapman University, the Centro Cultural Telemar in Rio de Janeiro, The Museo de Arte Moderno of Rio de Janeiro, the Impakt Panorama Festival in Utrecht NL, the University of Southern California Roski Gallery, High Desert Test Sites, and the Sweeney Gallery of UC Riverside. He has also completed several permanent public art projects throughout Southern California.
Callaghan's recent editorial credits include the documentary features "Just Sign Here," directed by Deborah Welsh, and "Runners High," directed by Justine Jacob and Alex da Silva, which premiered at The San Francisco International Film Festival, and was selected for Hot Docs 2006 in Toronto. Callaghan has taught at UCLA and the VeniceArts Youth Digital Story Telling Program and has recently served as co-editor of the on-line publication "Art and the Age of Technological Seduction," published by Media-N, the online journal of the College Art Association's New Media Caucus.