Joshua Marston

Joshua Marston
Born (1968-08-13) August 13, 1968
Los Angeles County, California, U.S.
Occupation screenwriter, film director

Joshua Jacob Marston (born August 13, 1968) is an American screenwriter and film director best known for the film Maria Full of Grace.

Born in Los Angeles County, California, he graduated from Beverly Hills High School. Marston worked in Paris as an intern for Life, then for ABC News during the Gulf War.[1] He returned to the United States and earned a master's degree in Political science from University of Chicago in 1994 before earning a Master of Fine Arts in film at New York University.[2]

Marston also directed an episode of Six Feet Under, and Episode 7 of The Newsroom in 2012. Marston directed a segment of the collective film New York, I Love You.

His 2011 film The Forgiveness of Blood premiered in competition at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival and competed for the Golden Bear.[3][4] Along with Andamion Murataj, Marston won the Silver Bear for Best Script.[5]

In 2016, Marston made his English-language debut on Complete Unknown starring Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon, which had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.[6][7] The film was released on August 26, 2016 by Amazon Studios & IFC Films.[8] Marston is currently directing Come Sunday for Netflix.[9]


  1. Hundley, Jessica (July 15, 2004). DVD RE-RUN INTERVIEW: Fly-on-the-Wall Fiction: Joshua Marston on "Maria Full of Grace." Archived October 29, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. indieWIRE
  2. Gallagher, Steve (Summer 2002). 25 new faces of independent film 2002. Filmmaker Magazine
  3. "The Competition of the 61st Berlinale". Berlinale. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  4. "Spacey, Moore and 3D in focus at Berlin film fest". Yahoo News. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  5. "The Awards / Die Preise" (PDF). Berlin International Film Festival. 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  6. Lavalee, Eric (November 5, 2014). "Alice in Changes; Rachel Weisz & Michael Shannon Takes Seats at Joshua Marston's Table Drama". Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  8. Mazzanti, Mike (August 10, 2016). "Rachel Weisz Complicates Michael Shannon's Perfect Life in Trailer For 'Complete Unknown'". The Film Stage. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  9. Siegel, Tatiana (July 26, 2016). "Chiwetel Ejiofor in Talks to Star Opposite Robert Redford in Netflix Film 'Come Sunday' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 8, 2017.

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