Josh Mancuso is a filmmaker, actor, and entrepreneur. A transplant from L.A. to Northeast Tennessee when he was only 4 years old, Josh embodies a unique hybrid of West Coast/Appalachian personality. With TV show appearances on the Oxygen Channel and ID Network, as well as lead actor credits in multiple short films and commercials, Josh is carving his path as a go-to actor in the Appalachian region. In only his 2nd performance in a short film, he was awarded a Lead Actor Award at a film festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to his current film projects, Josh has written and produced several short films, comedy sketches, social media videos, and one documentary.
Josh is also co-host of The Local View, and a frequent event emcee and entertainer. He is a sought-after speaker on various topics including marketing, film, and leadership. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Appalachian Film Festival, and serves on the board of directors for the Northeast Tennessee Entertainment Alliance. He previously served on the board of directors for the Johnson City Development Authority, the Dawn of Hope, and Create Appalachia. Josh graduated with a B.A. in Communications from Emory & Henry College in Southwest Virginia, and a M.A. in Leadership from Luther Rice University in metro-Atlanta. He received a 40 Under 40 Award in 2016.
Mancuso Entertainment is Josh’s production company and the umbrella organization under which he produces most of his creative work. For years, Josh and his team have created original and branded content in Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and even around the country. If you’re interested in partnering with Josh, please get in touch!