Josh Kennedy Biography

Josh Kennedy is an American filmmaker and social media star. Let’s have a look at his family, personal life, career, age, birthday, etc.

Josh Kennedy
Quick Facts

Birthday: April 21, 1998

Nationality: American

Famous: Directors American Men

Age: 21 Years, 21 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Taurus

Born in: Seattle

Famous as: Filmmaker

U.S. State: Washington

City: Seattle, Washington

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Josh Kennedy is an American filmmaker and social media star. His films have been screened at more than 50 film festivals. Josh made a film titled ‘Minimum Max’ when he was just 13. He gained prominence after the film was viewed by more than half a million fans. The film’s popularity increased when ‘Huffington Post’ published an article about it. ‘Minimum Max’ was eventually screened at more than 20 film festivals across the globe. After the success of his first film, Josh came up with another film titled ‘Two and a Quarter.’ This film too, was a tremendous success as it was screened at 57 film festivals, including the famous ‘Toronto International Film Festival.’ Josh is also known for creating videos on the video hosting service, Vine. Josh is also famous among many YouTube communities. He has over 80,000 followers on his Twitter account. He has also promoted ‘MTV’ at various events, including the 2015 ‘MTV Movie Awards,’ which was hosted by famous stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer.

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Josh Kennedy
Early Life & Career
  • Josh was born on April 21, 1998 in Seattle, Washington. Before discovering his passion for making films and narrating stories, Josh’s only hobby was baking.
  • Josh suffers from ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’ (ADHD). Interestingly, the main character from his short film ‘Minimum Max’ also suffers from ADHD. Josh managed to overcome his condition by turning his attention towards filmmaking.
  • Josh was 13 years old when he shot his first short film ‘Minimum Max.’ The film was about a boy named Max, who suffers from ADHD. As soon as it was released, the movie went viral on YouTube and other social media platforms.
  • His short film managed to gather more than half a million views on the internet, making Josh a celebrity in no time. ‘Minimum Max’ also received great reviews from critics. It was eventually selected and screened at more than 20 film festivals. The film's popularity increased when ‘Huffington Post’ published an article about it.
  • After the release of his first short film, Josh focused on promoting events and shows for ‘MTV.’ He promoted many important events, including the 2015 ‘MTV Movie Awards.’ At the age of 15, he released his second short film titled ‘Two and a Quarter.’ That was when ‘MTV’ and a YouTube community realized his potential and soon Josh received the support that he needed.
  • His film ‘Two and a Quarter,’ which was seven minutes long, had a powerful impact on its audience. It was loved by the critics as well as by the general audience. ‘Two and a Quarter’ was selected and was screened at 57 film festivals, including ‘Toronto International Film Festival.'
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Awards & Achievements
  • Apart from being screened at various international film festivals, Josh’s film ‘Two and a Quarter’ won a handful of awards. It won the prestigious ‘Audience Award’ at ‘All American High School Film Festival,’ in 2014. The movie was also showcased at the prestigious ‘Toronto International Film Festival.’
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Personal Life
  • Josh Kennedy was born Josh Ovalle. He changed his last name from Ovalle to Kennedy while creating videos on the short-form video hosting service, Vine.
  • Josh doesn’t talk much about his family members or his educational qualification. He is a good friend of famous YouTube star Cody Ko.
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Last Updated
- April 02, 2018

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