Joshua Iosefo


Joshua Iosefo is a Samoan/Nuiean secondary student currently in his last year at Mt Roskill Grammar School in Auckland. His parents are both New Zealand born while his grandparents migrated to Aotearoa in the early 1960s. He has grown up in the family home in South Auckland, Otahuhu. Joshua has been heavily involved with theatre since the start of highschool after signing up with talent agent Gail Cowan Management.

He has since been in a short film, several musical productions and is now with Massive Theatre Company under the direction of Sam Scott. He has completed a year in Christian leadership at the School of Missional Disciples and Every Nation Leadership Institute during his schooling years. In 2010 Joshua worked at McDonalds and saved up to go Nagoya, Japan for 9 months as an exchange student in where he gained distinction award in Japanese at Seirinkan High School. Missing out on NCEA level one, he had to attain NCEA levels one and two the following year when he returned to New Zealand. To help achieve this, he signed up under the mentoring of Nadeen Papalii study workshops: 'Unleashing the Vault' from where many of his aspirations developed.

In 2011 Joshua won awards for Drama and distinction and gained NCEA level one and two with excellence endorsements in both, later becoming a prefect in 2012. Next year he intends to do a conjoint degree in Law and Arts at the University of Auckland and is in persuit to one day be a director in theatre and film.