Who is Josh Ovalle?
Josh Ovalle was born on 21 August 1998, in Seattle, Washington State USA, and is a filmmaker, best known from gaining popularity in the film industry when he was just 13 years old for creating the film, “Minimum Max”. His films have been viewed in over 50 festivals around the world.
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The Net Worth of Josh Ovalle
How rich is Josh Ovalle? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career in films. He was later hired by MTV, and expanded his reach towards internet platforms too, including YouTube. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Filmmaking Beginnings
At a young age, Josh had a lot of issues regarding his health, and was supported by his parents throughout his struggles. One of the big things he struggled with was the mental disorder called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), characterized by a difficulty in paying attention, and excessive activity not appropriate for a person’s age.
A person afflicted with the disorder can have problems regulating their emotions and does things without regards to consequences – symptoms usually appear before one reaches the age of 12. He was then encouraged by doctors to find an outlet to help cope with the problem. He first tried baking, but what really caught his attention was filmmaking, and began making films without realizing that it would become a potential career for him. He documented his struggles with ADHD and with the documentation, creating the short film called “Minimum Max” which attracted a lot of attention, and was screened in over 20 film festivals around the country.
Rise to Fame
With the success of his short film, he was contacted by the publication “The Huffington Post” who wrote an article about the film, which partly helped it accumulate over half a million views within a short period after it was posted online. The publication was founded in 2005, and offers news along with other types of content. While originally an alternative to news aggregators, it was later bought by Verizon Communications. It is now ranked one of the most popular websites in terms of politics, and is the first digital media enterprise in the US to win a Pulitzer Prize.
With his fame and the success of his first film, Josh decided to continue, and two years later then created the film “Two and a Quarter”, which was posted on YouTube. The film proved another attention grabber to the online community, and soon he was contacted by MTV, and was hired as a promoter, appearing during the “MTV Movie Awards”. His second film was also screened to over 50 film festivals, including the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. This established him as one of the rising stars on the independent film scene.
As Josh continued to make waves in film, he also turned his attention towards making short form content online, through social media. He started posting Vine videos, and quickly became established on the platform – Vine was a short form hosting service created in 2012, owned by the social media site Twitter. It had its own social networking service on which users could post six second looping clips. The app could be used to browse videos through categories such as trending and theme.
During the peak of its popularity, Vine had over 200 million users, but eventually, Twitter decided to shut down the site in 2016, stopping all uploads, and a year later, all of Vine’s videos had been archived for people to continue to view. After the app shut down, he then turned his attention to the video sharing website YouTube – owned by Google it’s one of the most popular websites on the internet, and one of the main sources of video media, including live streams, movie trailers, documentaries, television show clips, video clips, and more.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, not much is known in terms of any of Ovalle’s romantic relationships. He’s been seen and spotted with numerous women over the course of his career, though he hasn’t been public about having a girlfriend. Many sources state that he is single, and is likely focused on developing his career as he is currently going through film school. He is close friends with actor Finn Wolfhard, known for his work on the series “Stranger Things” and the film “It”.
— josh ovalle (@filmquaker) May 12, 2019
Similar to numerous filmmakers, he is highly active online through accounts on social media. He has an Instagram account with almost 500,000 followers, and posts a lot of personal photos and videos on the account, plus shots alongside friends and family. He also has a Twitter account on which he has over 170,000 followers, on which he posts videos. He does a lot of promotions of his YouTube channel while also using the platform to give his fans a bit of an insight into his work. Another account is his Facebook page which is more of a personal page than an account made for fans. The account announced in 2017 that he would be studying at The Los Angeles Film School for college.