Joshua Seftel is an Academy Award®-nominated director best known for directing the Emmy-winning landmark series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
, the feature film War, Inc
. starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei and Ben Kingsley, and his regular appearances on CBS Sunday Morning
where he interviews his 86-year-old mother. Joshua's Academy Award®-nominated short documentary Stranger at the Gate
is the latest film in Seftel’s Emmy and Peabody-nominated Secret Life of Muslims
project (SXSW), which combats Islamophobia with filmmaking. Seftel, who experienced antisemitism as a child, has been committed to working on this subject matter for the past seven years.
His other award-winning films include Taking on the Kennedys (POV), Ennis’ Gift (HBO), The Home Team (SXSW) and The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano (NYT Op-Docs, Tribeca). He is also a contributor to the Peabody Award-winning podcast This American Life and The New York Times.