Josh Freedman Berthoud

Josh writes for EASTENDERS and is currently developing a number of original projects, including 1960s TV drama THE COLONY (Bandstand), sci-fi sitcom WASTE OF SPACE (Shiny Button/ Tiger Aspect) and black comedy feature film THE GET (Feel Films).

Josh has previously had TV scripts commissioned by E4, BBC, NBC-Universal and Lola Productions, including sitcom MO AND MO, script edited by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain (FOUR LIONS, PEEP SHOW). Josh has also had film projects in development with Parkville Pictures, Viva Films and Poisson Rouge.


In 2014, Josh was shortlisted for Channel 4’s Coming Up scheme. In 2011 he was selected for the BFI and LFF’s Think-Shoot-Distribute, which develops the country’s brightest up-and-coming filmmaking talent. The same year, Josh was one of 14 writers selected from across Europe for the Bureau’s Save Our Scripts development programme, funded by Skillset and EU-Media.


Josh previously worked as a script editor, including on comedy drama feature film DOUGH (dir. John Goldschmidt; US distributor Menemsha Films). He has consulted on scripts for Pathé, Studio Canal, Working Title, BBC and ITV and has worked as a researcher and writer’s assistant for Sacha Baron Cohen, Danny Boyle, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche.


Prior to screenwriting, Josh worked as a journalist, writing extensively on Israel and Palestine for the Guardian, the Jewish Chronicle, the Independent, Ha’aretz, the Jerusalem Post and more. His first book, FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS, was published in 2010.

Josh Freedman Berthoud
is represented by:
Katie Langridge
+44 20 3397 2901