Check out writer/director Josiah Stendel promoting Orphaned Courage on the local FOX 56 Morning Edition!
“I am always impressed when I see a great film whether a short film or a full feature done by a new director. But when that director is 16 years old, and has the talent of a well-seasoned director, then I am completely amazed. That is the case with Josiah Stendel and his short film “Orphaned Courage”. When I saw the film, I saw not only a well crafted story but a well executed film. I can only imagine what this young man is going to do when he reaches his twenties and thirties. I will be keeping my eyes on this young man for sure.” - Isaac Hernandez, Programming Executive, Parables / Upliftv.
"Take note, filmmakers! Another example of high-quality filmmaking. So much of this was done by a young'n! Seriously, take note! Excellent work, Josiah Stendel and team!” - CSS
“I love this! Another great performance by John Wells!” - EK
"Your technical and formal abilities are phenomenal - you mimic Hollywood styles and form to the T, and you've sketched out narratives that hold attention and entertain. You also produce work on a shoe string budget while making it look awesome. I just wanted to share the love and say I'm really inspired by your work ethic and your growth as a young creative." - GS
“I see a bright future in this one! Looks awesome! He definitely has the makings of a person who can seriously impact the filmmaking industry! Refreshing to see that kind of drive and determination in such a young man.” - AW
“This is amazing. I love everything about it. It has a heart and spirit that is inspiring. Josiah Stendel, you have what looks to be an incredible story with a phenomenal cast.” - CJ