The Hats We Wear podcast: Josh Epstein on his path to writing and producing

The Hats We Wear: Josh Epstein

This week’s episode of The Hats We Wear features writer, producer and actor Josh Epstein.

The National Screen Institute’s new alumni podcast, The Hats We Wear, features artists and leaders from the film and television industries as they discuss their career highs and lows – and how life experiences have shaped their perspectives as people and storytellers.

Hosted by National Screen Institute communications intern Emily Palmer, this podcast not only covers topics like film and television but also family, injustices and the road to reaching one’s dreams

The Hats We Wear is released to coincide with the National Screen Institute’s annual fundraising campaign which showcases the stories of the alumni community. Episodes will be published weekly throughout November and December providing a glimpse into the lives of the storytellers supported by the work of the National Screen Institute.

The National Screen Institute is calling on you to make an ongoing donation in support of the storytelling community by committing to becoming a monthly donor for as little as $5 per month.

Your donation benefits the growing community of Canadian creators whose work demonstrates the power story has to change the world for the better.


Episode 4: Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein discusses his path to becoming a writer and producer, and how his first acting role as Michael in Peter Pan sparked a love for storytelling that has stayed with him to this day.

Josh wrote and produced the feature, Adventures in Public School, in 2014 through the NSI Features First program along with fellow grad Kyle Rideout. Josh walks us through their process, from researching the characters to premiering the film at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Listen to previous episodes from Ian Bawa, Karen Lam and Darcy Waite.

Subscribe now to hear more episodes from alumni and industry leaders including Cheyenne Bruneau, Tasha Hubbard, Nadine Arpin and National Screen Institute CEO, Joy Loewen.

The Hats We Wear is available on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts and Amazon Music.

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