No Expectations with Josh Izenberg

July 19, 2023
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About this episode

Josh Izenberg started his college career with many interests and no solid idea of what he wanted to do after graduation.  Along the way he fell in love with filmmaking and headed to LA to make his dreams of being a wildly successful filmmaker come true.  Unfortunately, that did not turn out as planned, so Josh ditched his expectations of what “being a success” looks like and made a small film with some friends in Eastern Tennessee.  And there he had a revelation: with no expectations comes total freedom.  Josh has had several twists and turns on his way to winning multiple awards for his documentary films and his latest release, Eco-Hack!.  Please listen in to hear Josh’s perfectly imperfect journey. Bio Josh Izenberg is a documentary filmmaker based in the California Bay Area. His film, SLOMO (2013), won over a dozen awards, including best short documentary at SXSW, premiered as a New York Times Op-Doc, and was shortlisted for an Academy Award. His subsequent film, the Netflix Original, Resurface, won the Jury Prize at Tribeca and was nominated for an Emmy. He’s since co-directed the short documentaries Game Hawker (2022) for Patagonia Films and Eco-Hack!, which won an audience award at Hot Docs and premieres with The New Yorker today, July 19, 2023 Website: Films: