Josh Freed is a Canadian writer, director and actor.

He has won two Chris Awards for Best North American Current Affairs Documentary. In Canada, Freed has been nominated for three Gemini Awards, three Writers Guild of Canada Awards and a Genie Award.

He writes a weekly humour column in The Gazette.[1] He received two National Newspaper Awards for best Canadian columnist in 1997 and 2002.[2]

Early life

Freed was born and raised in Montreal and grew up on De L’Épée Avenue. Being Jewish, he attended Protestant schools because Catholic schools did not accept Jewish students at the time.[3]

Bibliography

The events described in the 1980 book inspired the award-winning movie Ticket to Heaven and led to the creation of Info-Cult.[4][5]

Filmography

As director

As a writer

As an actor

References

  1. ^ "Josh Freed". Opinion - Columnists. The Gazette (Montreal). Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Newspaper Columns". JoshFreed.ca. Retrieved 24 April 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Freed, Josh (2012-03-15). "Bonjour, mon nom est Josh Freed. Je suis anglophone". L'actualité. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Lewsen, Simon (April 6, 2017). "Life after Doomsday". The Walrus. Archived from the original on February 11, 2019. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  5. ^ Pike, Gregory (January 5, 2012). "Mike Kropveld is a Cult Sensei". Vice. Archived from the original on February 4, 2019. Retrieved February 4, 2018.