Joseph Wilson is a filmmaker currently based in London. After completing his BA in Fine Art
at University of Arts London, he discovered the East London Drag scene and directed his
first short documentary Drag Is My Ecstasy. This stand-out debut not only gained him his
first festival screening at BFI Flare but also started his own career as a drag performer. Since
then, Joseph has continued to explore communities that live on the fringe of society. His
work focuses on identity, performance and self-expression.

Choosing to focus on ideas that hold a particular significance to him personally, Joseph’s
work has continued to focus on queerness, self-acceptance, mental health, youth and urban
culture. His work has been featured on NOWNESS, i:D, Vice and It’s Nice That, and he has
worked for clients including Chanel, The V&A, Liberty London and Selfridges. In addition to
his film work, Joseph performs with various notorious UK-based drag collectives including
Sink The Pink , The NYC Downlow (Glastonbury) and Little Gay Brother, through which he
has developed strong bonds with many artists who go on to feature in his films.

Joseph Wilson
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