Josh Ruben is an award-winning actor, writer, producer & director whose debut feature film SCARE ME which he wrote, produced, directed & starred alongside Aya Cash and Chris Redd premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
Josh's second feature film WEREWOLVES WITHIN, a horror/comedy from Ubisoft and IFC Films starring Sam Richardson, premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and has since appeared on several Best Of lists, appeared on the cover of FANGORIA magazine, and received a Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Award award for "Best Indie." The close of 2021 saw WEREWOLVES WITHIN land in over 30 “Best of 2021” features, including many “Top Films of the Year” and “Top Horror Movies of the Year” lists, alongside major studio horror releases such as A QUIET PLACE 2 and the Palm d’Or winning TITANE. Most notably, Entertainment Weekly highlighted the “fabulous, hilarious performances of its deep-bench cast,” and Forbes gave the film its #1 pick for Best Horror, adding “it’s hands down one of the most fun films of the year.” Vulture also listed WEREWOLVES WITHIN as the #1 Video Game Movie. Rent it here.
Josh's other directing work includes Netflix's DEATH TO 2021, Spotify's THE LAST DEGREE OF KEVIN BACON, sketches for THE LATE LATE SHOW w/ JAMES CORDEN, episodes of Adam Conover's ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING, and a myriad of commercials for clients from Geico and Comedy Central to DiGiorno. As one of the founding members of CollegeHumor's "Originals" team, Ruben directed and/or starred in thousands of shorts, amassing views well into the billions. He occasionally appears on Dropout TV's highly successful MAKE SOME NOISE from his longtime buddy and collaborator, Sam Reich.
Josh can next be seen starring as a serial killer in the critically acclaimed A WOUNDED FAWN, which premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. As a producer, Josh's next films include Noah Segan's directorial debut, BLOOD RELATIVES, possession thriller, SURGAT, starring Francesca Reale ("Stranger Things"), Dagmara Dominczyk ("Succession"), and Tony Cavalero ("The Righteous Gemstones"), and Adam Frucci's indie comedy, THE DISRUPTORS. Ruben is next attached to direct sci-fi thriller GREEN BANK starring Jasmin Savoy Brown and Tatiana Maslany.
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