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 VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE ORIGINALS, THE SECRET CIRCLE, RINGER and NIKITA, as well as TWISTED, RAVENSWOOD and an upcoming episode of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS for ABC Family. He most recently directed CRISIS for NBC, RECKLESS for CBS and 5 episodes of FOX's THE FOLLOWING starring Kevin Bacon. Joshua is currently directing his 9th episode of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, finishing an epic music video he directed for Ryan Star entitled BULLET, and developing his next feature film.