Josh Alexander is one of the founders of Group Effort Films. He wrote and co-directed the documentary Prescription Thugs which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and was acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films. Previously, he wrote and produced acclaimed photographer Gillian Laub’s debut documentary Southern Rites, which premiered on HBO in May 2015. Josh was nominated for The Humanitas Prize in 2015 for his writing on that film. He was a consulting producer on Michael Lessac’s multiple-award winning documentary A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake (Durban, Woodstock, FIPA Film Festivals 2014); and wrote and produced the Sarah Jessica Parker executive-produced documentary Pretty Old, which was released in 2014. In the fiction world, Josh co-executive produced the Alan Bates film Sins of a Father, and he wrote, produced and starred in Backseat, winner of the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival and released by Truly Indie in 2008. He is currently writing Matt Dillon’s documentary about the legendary Afro-cuban singer El Gran Fellove. Josh has written two screenplays with the noted novelist Beverly Coyle and has numerous other fiction feature and television projects in various stages of development.