RISING STAR: Coffs actor Josh Morton and other cast and crew members from the Australian short film Wurinyan, which was featured at the Festival de Cannes last month.
RISING STAR: Coffs actor Josh Morton and other cast and crew members from the Australian short film Wurinyan, which was featured at the Festival de Cannes last month. Contributed

Coffs actor shooting for Hollywood

FROM Coffs Harbour to Hollywood, Joshua Morton is set to ramp up his acting career by moving to Los Angeles next year.

The anticipated move comes after the former StJohn Paul College student's string of recent successes in film.

Later this year, Joshua will walk the red carpet in Sydney alongside some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Twilight's Kellan Lutz, for the international premiere of sci-fi film The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One.

Adding to his achievements, Australian short film Wurinyan, in which Joshua stars, was screened at Cannes Film Festival last month.

The international screening was an honour for the up-and-coming actor.

"I was drawn to this project because of the social issues it raises and to have the opportunity to help get this message out is something that I am very proud of," Joshua said.

"I am over the moon that it gets to be shown to the rest of the world."

One of Joshua's more recent projects is a web series called Skinford, funded through Canal Plus, which is the biggest distributor in Europe.

He said the project was still under wraps but he could reveal his role was a James Bond-like character.

On moving to LA, Joshua aims to forge strong industry connections to enable him to take his next big career step.

"If I focus on relationships, hopefully everything else will take care of itself," he explained.



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