Josema Roig is a Los Angeles based writer/director from Valencia, Spain. Pioneer in Film and interactive storytelling. Josema's work is known for its strong visual style, thick atmospheres, raw, naturalistic performances, and a rebellious attitude towards filmic conventions.
In 2010 Roig suffered a back injury that ended his career as a cinematographer and forced him to pursue his vocation as a director. Josema‘s directorial debut (ANITA, 2011) played at some of the most important festivals in Europe (Malaga, Alcine, Zinebi, Medina, ExGround), and won Josema the Best Director award in Zaragoza 2012. The same year he joined the American Film Institute, where he shot his last traditional short, the AFl thesis film (STARMAN, 2015) which won Best Director at Blackbird and FIDEC, eight Best Short awards world wide in Memphis, Rome, Palma, among others, and played in over 40 Film Festivals around the globe.
The Argos File, his VR debut, won Best Live Action Experience at the 2016 Proto Awards and premiered internationally at the 74 Venice International Film Festival.