Josh MacDonald (he/him)
JOSH MacDONALD (he/him) is the writer of a theatrical adaptation for Robert Cormier’s classic novel I Am The Cheese. This adaptation was the winner of a Playwrights Guild of Canada Tom Hendy Prize in 2020—The Sharon Enkin Theatre for Young Audiences Award. Josh is also the writer of the stage plays Halo, Whereverville and The Mystery Play, which have been produced here at home and around North America, are published by Talonbooks, and are curriculum titles in high schools and universities. Josh is the winner of an AMD/Dell “Next Wave” Award for Best Screenplay from Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX, for his horror movie The Corridor (IFC Films). He is also the writer of the feature comedy Faith, Fraud & Minimum Wage (eOne Films). Josh writes for series television, is an actor for stage and screen, and has taught playwriting and screenwriting courses for Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD).
The Mystery Play, Talonbooks, 2018. ISBN: 9781772012163
Whereverville, Talonbooks, 2004. ISBN: 0-88922-506-0.
Halo, Talonbooks, 2002. ISBN: 0-88922-469-2.
Degrees, Playwrights Guild of Canada, 2007. ISBN: 978-1-55435-081-0.
2020 #IAmTheCheese (theatrical play) Winner of the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s Tom Hendry Awards– The Sharon Enkin TYA Prize
2017 The Bones (spec screenplay) Selected for The “It List” of Top 5 Unproduced Canadian Screenplays, CFF Super Channel
2013 Game (short film; writer and director) Multiple award-winning short film from festivals around the world
2012 The Corridor (feature film; writer) Multiple award-winning feature film from festivals around the world, including AMD/Dell “Next Wave” Award for Best Screenplay—Fantastic Fest, Austin, TX.
2011 Over Under Through (spec screenplay) Top 4 Finalist, WGC Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize; First Canadian project selected for the éQuinoxe Script to Screen Program, Germany
Four Prizes from The Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia for Short Story Writing, including 1st Prize