When your first job in the motion picture business is cleaning toilets, you have a real respect for your crew. Joshua eventually moved from janitorial to as close to camera department as he could get, running the cans of exposed film from the production office to the airport, and in addition to an improved smell, realized he wanted the camera in his hands.
Now, as a director, he can deliver narrative interviews and gets natural performances from non-actors and seasoned professionals alike. And as a DP, he gives long sequences of visuals that can live without exposition, and a fascination with composition that results in subtle magic. And as a human, he trusts his crew, and surrounds himself with people who can do his job even better than he can.
**That last line is from Joshua. We think he’s lying.