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 3 series for USA Network/SyFy Channel and 4 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, which was also executive-produced by Joshua with his former production company Kinetic Pictures. In addition to the SyFy Channel, Joshua has executive-produced original movies for ESPN and MTV. In 2008, he wrote and directed the feature film VLOG for Twisted Pictures and the producers of SAW, which premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival, went on to play 21 festivals winning multiple awards, and was released on Halloween 2011 by Anchor Bay Entertainment. Since then, Joshua has directed multiple episodes of the CW shows THE ORIGINALS, THE SECRET CIRCLE, RINGER and NIKITA, as well as TWISTED, RAVENSWOOD and PRETTY LITTLE LIARS for ABC Family. He recently directed CRISIS for NBC, RECKLESS for CBS and 5 episodes of FOX's THE FOLLOWING starring Kevin Bacon. Joshua has just completed directing an epic music video for Ryan Star entitled BULLET, MATADOR for Robert Rodriguez and the El Rey Network, and Random Bench-produced short film DOGHOUSE starring Michael Maize and Erin Daniels. This fall, Joshua will be directing his 10th episode of the hit show THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, Joe Carnahan's new NBC thriller STATE OF AFFAIRS starring Katherine Heigl, and the feature film WHEN WE WERE SEVENTEEN.