Joseph Wallace is a film and theatre director based in Montpellier, France. His short films have won awards and been screened at festivals internationally and he has created animations for film, theatre and television. His live-action work ranges from fiction pieces to dance and documentary films. Animation credits include ‘The Man Who Was Afraid of Falling’ which has screened at more than 25 international festivals, was nominated for a BAFTA Cymru in 2012 and has won awards including Best up and coming talent award at Canterbury Anifest 2011, and animated sections for ‘Love Struck’, BBC Wales.
He has performed, written and directed for devised and scripted theatre and is an associate artist of Bristol Old Vic Young Company, Twisted Theatre, Fairground and the Wardrobe Theatre. Puppet theatre experience includes A Midsummer Night's Dream by Bristol Old Vic and Handspring Puppet Company. His illustration work ranges from promotional pieces to collaborative artworks and has been exhibited in galleries in the UK.
Writing is an important part of his work and he has written for film and theatre. He runs his own blog as well as contributing to others and has written articles for animation publications. Joseph has a first class honours degree in animation from Newport Film School, has trained as a performer and theatre-maker and has also studied film production on the European professional training course Animation Sans Frontières.