Joshua Long first became interested in film after watching Ray Harryhausen movies on repeat as a child. He grew up in the small town of Maleny in the mountains of Queensland, Australia where he started watching exploitation cinema. He started making his own horror films, first while studying at Griffith University, then on weekends with his mates. After five years he finally finished his first major film, the 30-minute backyard zombie epic Axed in 2010.
In 2014, Joshua returned to Griffith Film School to hone his craft through a Masters in Screen Production and was lucky enough to receive the Sun Foundation Scholarship in Directing. The Wheels On The Bus and The Veiled saw a new direction toward more political subject matter. Post Mortem Mary marks his return to horror. Joshua was extremely fortunate to have his script Post Mortem Mary chosen to be funded by Screen Queensland and have it’s world premiere at Screamfest. It is a love letter to the works of Lucio Fulci and Dario Argento. Joshua plans on turning the short film into a feature length film.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.