JOSH FREED is an award-winning film-maker, writer and journalist who works in every medium but the hammer and chisel.
Freed’s documentary awards include the World Medal for Investigative Filmmaking at the New York International Television Festival and two U.S. Chris Awards for Best North American Current Affairs Documentary. In Canada, Freed has been nominated for three Geminis, three WGC awards and a Genie. His documentaries have been seen on CTV and CBC in Canada, as well as on PBS, A&E , The Disney Channel in the U.S., Channel 4 in the UK, and in 50 other countries.
For his writing, Freed has won two National Newspaper Awards as Best Canadian Columnist for his weekly column in the Montreal Gazette. Freed is also the author of several popular books, including Moonwebs; Vive Le Quebec Freed; The Anglo Guide to Survival in Quebec; and Fear of Frying, which won him the Stephen Leacock Prize for humour
In 2006, he turned his hand to theatre, co-writing and co-starring in the hit Quebec play Four Anglos of the Apocalypse, which played over 40 sell-out nights at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal’s largest English-speaking theatre. His most recent play The 25th Century Belongs To Canada completed a successful run at the Centaur.
As a public speaker, Freed is always in demand. His subjects are humorous (click here for sample videos) but he’s been known to add a serious point or three.