Joshua Butler graduated Summa Cum Laude from USC Film School in 1995 having written and directed the award-winning short WILL WORK FOR FOOD. By 2003 he had directed 20 hours of television--three series for USA Network and SyFy Channel, and four feature-length films: BEER MONEY, written by Rich Wilkes (xXx); PRANCER RETURNS, produced by Raffaella De Laurentiis (winning 12 awards including Best Family Movie at the Young Artist Awards); SAINT SINNER, written and produced by Clive Barker (nominated for an International Horror Guild award); and DEATHLANDS, both directed and produced by Joshua with his former production company Kinetic Pictures. In addition to the SyFy Channel, Joshua has produced original movies for ESPN and MTV. In 2008, he wrote and directed the feature film VLOG for Twisted Pictures, the producers of SAW, which premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival and was released on Halloween 2011 by Anchor Bay Entertainment. Since then, Joshua has directed multiple episodes of the hit CW shows THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE SECRET CIRCLE, RINGER and NIKITA. He has recently directed the new series TWISTED for ABC Family and 3 episodes of Kevin Williamson's THE FOLLOWING, starring Kevin Bacon, for FOX. Joshua is currently developing his next feature film.