Josie's career has included a vast number of productions in short films, music videos, TV series, feature films, documentary and commercial productions linked with companies/channels such as BFI, The Weather Channel, TikTok, BBC, ITV, PlayStation, 4oD, Virgin EMI Records and StudioCanal.
Originally from Anglesey, North Wales, Josie moved to Manchester in 2008 to study acting.
Josie’s professional journey started in 2013, a year before graduating from drama school. Josie was offered work on 'Ghost Ship' (directed by Robert Young) as an assistant. She worked closely with Robert Young, who showed her the beginner ropes.
After graduating in 2014, Josie continued to work as an actor while developing further knowledge in production, producing and managing small projects (live and film) for drama groups and schools across the UK on a freelance basis. This experience led to Josie working in L.A. with Azusa Pacific University on one of their community projects which included 200+ students from local schools (ages 8 to 16), and again a year later to produce a short film (Lone Boy) with one of the schools.
In 2015, Josie was offered to work as Director’s Assistant and off set as Associate Producer on a new TV pilot ‘Back in 2 Mins’ (Starring Rob Norbury). Working with director Nick Turnbull helped gain a lot of networks in the industry.
Later, Josie worked on feature film ‘Blank’ Directed by Natalie Kennedy (Starring Rachel Shelley, Heida Reed and Wayne Brady) as a 3rd Assistant Director. Here, Josie spoke to Director/Production Manager Nicole Pott, who not soon after offered Josie work as an Assistant Director on short films to gain experience, which led Josie to 1st Assistant Directing for independent shorts such as ‘Lavender’ (Dir. Andrew Ball-shaw), ‘Tight Grasp’ (Dir. Oliver Mitchell) and ‘A War Poem‘ starring Freddie Fox (Dir. Jordan Kelvin).
In 2019, Josie began working on the feature ‘Bringing Back GoldenEye’ (Directed by Daniel Guest) as 2nd Assistant Director. After the first block was wrapped, Josie was offered to step up to 1st Assistant Director for the rest of the production, making it her first feature to work on as 1st AD.
Not long after BBGE wrapped, Josie stepped up to work primarily as a 1st AD.
In-between her AD work, Josie has continued her production support roles, working on productions such as feature 'Mister Mayfair' trilogy films as an Assistant Production Coordinator and a Production Manager for music videos or short films such as 'Bert Rides Out' (Starring David Hayman).
Josie became a member of the BFI Network x BAFTA crew 2021 as well as BAFTA Connect member in 2022, where she continues to build networks to further her career.