Josh Oliver

Josh Oliver

San Diego Film Equipment

Entertainment attorney, line producer and producer in San Diego, California

About Josh

During the last 22 years of entertainment industry experience, I have provided legal counsel and producer services on feature films, broadcast television, and online media projects. My career as a Unit Production Manager led me to join the Director's Guild of America and my work as cameraman was completed as a member of the International Cinematographers Guild. My legal experience includes a background in intellectual property creation, protection, and litigation. I hold a degree from the USC School of Cinema-Television Production and I am a member of the California State Bar.

Name: Josh Oliver

Lives in: San Diego, California

Company: San Diego Film Equipment

Occupation: Entertainment Attorney, Line Producer and Producer

Unique traits: DGA Unit Production Manager International Cinematographer's Guild Owner of largest grip, electric, camera house in San Diego.


  • Catch a Contractor

    Catch a Contractor (2014)
    Television (Reality-TV) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Follows Adam Carolla, along with no-nonsense contractor Skip Bedell and his wife, investigator Alison Bedell, as they seek retribution for wronged homeowners.

  • Music High

    Music High (2012)
    Film (Comedy) Production manager Jazz was the orchestra conductor of a highly acclaimed music program at a prestigious public school until everything went downhill after a budget was cut and a principal was punched. With his teaching career in jeopardy, he finds himself at San Diego High School. Now Jazz must turn around an unruly classroom deeply divided by cliques and varying music genres. His first attempt at unification fails catastrophically, but with the help of a new teacher's assistant, Ms. Candi Piper, Jazz proposes an idea that could shake up the status quo and motivate the students to become the artists they have the ability to be. But, could forces within and outside the school cause the demise of Jazz's plans? Written by Mark Maine

  • Simply Bella

    Simply Bella (2012)
    Television (Reality-TV) Producer Simply Bella is FAWN's beauty transformation show, where host Theodore Leaf and the FAWN team grant this incredible wish of fashion, beauty, and confidence to a very deserving woman.

  • 16-Love

    16-Love (2012)
    Film (Comedy, Family and Romance) Producer Teenager Ally "Smash" Mash lives between the carefully painted white lines of junior tennis. Unbeaten and about to go pro, a twisted ankle intervenes, and she shows a lazy rival what it takes to win, and he shows her how to live off of the court. Written by Anonymous

  • Transit

    Transit (2012)
    Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Special effects Just out of prison, Nate needs to regain his family's trust and takes them on a road trip. His plans take a turn for the worse when a group of criminals covertly stash four million dollars from a deadly bank heist in his car with the aim of collecting it once through a police roadblock up ahead. Nate's family complete their unknown task and speed off down the highway, but the criminals need their money and will stop at nothing to reclaim it. Written by Anonymous

  • Beach Bar: The Movie

    Beach Bar: The Movie (2011)
    Film (Comedy) Production manager Mark's life was running perfect. He had money, friends and skyrocketing fame from his viral video sensation. On the eve of his promotional tour, everything starts to come apart when he becomes the custodian of his rebellious street-wise teen-sister. He can't go on tour, an angry gangster promoter is on his heals and now his home away from home, the local beach bar, is going to be sold to greedy developers. It doesn't take long for Mark to find he is out of his league in terms of his career, business, and the ability to look after his sister. With the help of a cast of hysterical characters from the beach community, Mark fights to hold on to the frayed ends of his life and give himself a real purpose in life. Can he save the bar, his career and his family? Beach Bar: The Movie is a spin-off of the Universal Pictures international feature Hole in One (2009). Written by Mark Maine

  • Coach Ricardo

    Coach Ricardo (2011)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer Coach Frank Ricardo is a man's man. Except when it comes to the ladies.

  • Seconds Apart

    Seconds Apart (2011)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Special effects Seth and Jonah are twins with a dangerous ability: telepathy. Things start to spiral out of their control as their classmates end up dying in twisted and bizarre ways. The police suspect them. But, jealousy begins to divide them and soon they can no longer trust each other. Leading up to a horrific battle against themselves. Written by Anonymous

  • America's Next Top Model

    America's Next Top Model (2008 - 2010)
    Television (Game-Show and Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew A cyclical competition where women from all over the U.S. compete for the honor of being America's next "it girl" in the modeling world.

  • Dance Your Ass Off

    Dance Your Ass Off (2010)
    Television (Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew A group of overweight people are entered into a weight loss/dance competition. Housed together for the duration of their time in the competition, the contestants are provided with a general fitness trainer, a nutritionist, a physician, and a costume supervisor. Each is also provided a professional dance partner/choreographer, with who he/she performs a series of dance routines in front of a panel of dance experts, who score the routines on a scale of 1 to 10. Each week, the averaged dance score for each contestant is added to his/her weight loss score (the percentage of weight loss for that week). The person with the lowest overall score for the week is eliminated from the competition until there is one contestant left standing, who is named Dance Your Ass Off champion. Written by Huggo

  • Hole in One

    Hole in One (2009)
    Film (Comedy and Sport) Production manager Eric, a highly-gifted golfer but radically-undisciplined college undergrad, finds his world drastically altered after losing a golf bet to a pair of sadistic plastic surgeons. Eric's bad-boy attitude lifestyle comes to a screeching halt as he loses his money, his girlfriend, his dignity and his golf swing. Eric and his best friend Tyler decide to take on the doctors, in a final golf match of "Best-Ball" to get his life back and become the man he should have been all along. Written by Mark Maine

  • Falling

    Falling (2008)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Drama chronicling the tragic mental and spiritual collapse of a Hollywood videographer.

  • Already Dead

    Already Dead (2007)
    Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When Thomas Archer's happy & successful life is all but ruined following a horrific attack he is presented with a perfect opportunity to exact physical revenge upon the man who caused all his grief. However the immediate consequences of his actions and inactions are much more complicated than he imagined. Who will survive ? Written by Ethan, Scotland

  • Wicked Wicked Games

    Wicked Wicked Games (2006 - 2007)
    Television (Drama) Production manager Blythe Hunter is a beautiful and sophisticated real estate magnate who was left heartbroken and shattered when her lover, Theodore Crawford, left her for Anna Whitman; a woman with more wealth and prestige in order to advance his own career. 25 years later, Blythe is still hell-bent on destroying the life of the man she once loved. Theodore is the charming and distinguished owner of The Tides, a popular horse racetrack and gambling casino in San Diego which he took over from Anna's family after her death. He is the proud father of two beautiful daughters: the prim-and-proper Emma Crawford, and the younger but more headstrong Brooke Crawford. He also is currently dating their former nanny Hope Lorca. Blythe uses her handsome, twin sons as pawns in her treacherous plans; Aaron Spencer is a fellow real estate agent who, desperate to win over his mother's approval, eagerly joins her in the plans to destroy Theodore's family. Blythe's other son is Josh Spencer, a caring and sympathetic ... Written by Matt Patay

  • Saints & Sinners

    Saints & Sinners (2007)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Romance) Production manager Add a Plot »

  • Form 3254-A

    Form 3254-A (2005)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer When an aging superhero goes to the local government office to apply for retirement, a nasty government clerk refuses to let him retire until he names a replacement superhero on Form 3254-A. A chance encounter with a young woman could mean he has found the right person. Written by Duane Trammell

  • The Ingrate

    The Ingrate (2004)
    Film (Comedy and Short) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Red Roses and Petrol

    Red Roses and Petrol (2003)
    Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Amidst a haze of cigarette smoke and uneaten food, the family of Enda Doyle gathers in Dublin for his wake. A university librarian, poet and rascal, he has left behind a trail of unresolved issues, a dysfunctional family, and a disturbing mystery. Enda's dazed widow, Moya, anxiously prepares for the next day's funeral with her still stuck-at-home, twenty-something daughter Medbh lending a loving hand. Moya's desperation to keep her family together and Medbh's sharp tongue provide the backdrop for the arrival of headstrong older sister Catherine from New York with her handsome but awkward boyfriend Tom in tow. They doubt that London-based Johnny, the angry black sheep brother of the family, will even appear at all. Sorting through boxes of Enda's books, the women discover a cache of self-recorded video diaries that might shed light on who Enda Doyle really was and some of the secrets that he was never able to share with them. At the funeral, the daughters see a distraught young woman ... Written by Anonymous

  • Merge

    Merge (2003)
    Television (Reality-TV) Production manager Add a Plot »

  • Gentleman B.

    Gentleman B. (2003)
    Film (Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Nick Vincent is set up by his crime partner Manny Breen. He is sent away to prison and when he is released, he goes to Los Angeles to look for Maria, his girlfriend. Now living with her 8 year old daughter, Ally which she had with Manny. She wants nothing to do with Nick. He turns back to a life of crime hoping to win back her affections. Soon, he is taught how to rob banks in Beverly Hills. However, Mannyu is jealous and wants back in on the action leading to a showdown on Rodeo Drive. Written by Alex McLeod <>

  • Exorcism

    Exorcism (2003)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department In the city of angels - Los Angeles - no one is immune from the lurking spirits, neither good nor evil. As the end of time rapidly approaches, both forces have much work to do. Both sides contend for the same souls, but which force will prevail? Written by anonymous

  • Hot Rush

    Hot Rush (2002)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Hansel & Gretel

    Hansel & Gretel (2002)
    Film (Comedy, Family, Fantasy and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director If you go down to the woods tonight be sure of the biggest surprise of your life! When Hansel and Gretel's wicked stepmother leads them into the dark forest, the children find themselves in an enchanted world of magical creatures and hideous monsters. But when they stumble upon a house made of sweets things take a turn for the worse, as inside the cottage is an evil witch who's hungry. And Hansel and Gretel have a sneaking suspicion they might be on the menu! But will the ever-forgetful Sandman and the runny-nosed Boogeyman be able to save them? Written by Anonymous

  • The

    The (2000)
    Film (Comedy and Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When a boy decides his father is spending too much time at work, he starts his own company and ends up buying a controlling interest in his father's company.

  • The Specials

    The Specials (2000)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director America's 7th Best Superhero Team, the Specials, are a group of geeks and oddballs. We get to see one day in their lives as fan and new member Nightbird joins the group, just in time for the group to get a new line of action figures. But the members' extreme personalities and personal issues threaten to rip the group apart. Written by <>

  • In Pursuit

    In Pursuit (2000)
    Video (Thriller, Action, Drama and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director An attorney is accused of murdering a powerful man after having an affair with his sultry wife.

  • Rhapsody on Rails

    Rhapsody on Rails (1997)
    Film (Short and Drama) Production manager A lieutenant must keep his soldiers safe while transporting them to battle.

  • No Strings Attached

    No Strings Attached (1997)
    Film (Mystery, Thriller and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Marc Demetrius, writer of investigative articles for a magazine, becomes sexually involved with Nicole who threatens his long term relationship with Sara Robbins. Things get more complicated when we find out that Nicole has some kind of a strange relationship with Dr. Jason Singer, a corrupt psychiatrist who has been the target of some of Marc's investigative articles. Things look bad for Marc when people start turning up dead. Written by M J Stockton

  • Dogtown

    Dogtown (1997)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Philip Van Horn, who left his small town a long time ago to become a Hollywood actor and hasn't had any success at that, returns to the town for a visit. There he is uniformally met like some kind of celebrity and movie star. He uses it to impress his (and everybody's) school love Dorothy, her life now a grey boring experience. Written by Anonymous

  • The Assault

    The Assault (1996)
    Film (Action and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A female cop assigned to protect a dead drug dealer's wife from mob assassins takes her to a home for battered wives that she runs on the side. The emotionally scarred women are then forced to fight back with the help of a handyman. Written by John Sacksteder <>

  • Kid Cop

    Kid Cop (1996)
    Video (Action, Comedy, Crime and Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Determined to follow in the footsteps of his late father, eleven-year-old Peter is obsessed with becoming a policeman and he's not willing to allow the fact that he's just a little boy to stand in his way. His usual cases involve petty crimes but things go awry when he and his fellow child partner, Lisa, find themselves on the trail of two thieves after the mayor's office is robbed. With his mother and the town chief determined to put an end to his crime fighting, can he find the robbers before they make off with the loot? Written by Mel

  • Back to Back

    Back to Back (1996)
    TV Movie (Action and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop. Written by John Sacksteder <>

  • Phat Beach

    Phat Beach (1996)
    Film (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A hefty homeboy borrows his dad's Mercedes and goes to the beach with his friends for wild sun & fun.

  • Fast Money

    Fast Money (1996)
    Film (Action and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Butler is an experienced car thief, McCoy a struggling reporter trying to nail a bad guy-senator. Meeting for the first time when they're both in dire need of air transportation, they team up long enough for Butler to steal a car with a very special piece of luggage in the trunk, and all hell breaks loose. Suddenly they're chased by both sides of the law, and who can tell which is which? Written by Lars Skogan <>

  • Droid Gunner

    Droid Gunner (1995)
    Film (Action and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In the future, the threat of global takeover by cyborg units has forced Earth to outlaw their use. But when four female androids are smuggled to Earth, Jack Ford is assigned to track them down. An adventurous chase takes him from the mean streets of Phoenix to the depths of New Angeles, an underwater city, and into the diabolical clutches of a maniacal kingpin and his criminal army. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

  • Victim of Desire

    Victim of Desire (1995)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Investigator Pete Starky is hot on the trail of $70 million in embezzled cash. The trail leads to Leeland Duvall, a wealthy white collar killer. But when Duvall dies in a mysterious car accident, the victim's sexy wife Carla, becomes the prime suspect. Just as Starky becomes romantically involved with Carla, evidence points to him as her accomplice in the murder. Is he innocent, or just a victim of desire? Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

  • Sorceress

    Sorceress (1995)
    Film (Fantasy, Horror and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Two friends, who both work for the same high-priced, high-powered law firm, are both married to modern day witches. Erica, the wife of Larry, believes that he is being led astray by Carol, an old flame, who also works for the same law firm. Erica decides to act and one night after a torrid sex session Larry drifts off to sleep and begins to dream. Soon the dream turns into a nightmare of sex, violence, murder and death involving himself, his friends and colleagues from the law firm which appears to be frighteningly realistic... Written by Mark Smith <>

  • Species

    Species (1995)
    Film (Action, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly creature who can change from a beautiful woman to an armour-plated killing machine in the blink of an eye. Government agent Xavier Fitch assembles a team of scientists and mercenaries to locate and destroy Sil before she manages to find a mate and breed. Written by Alexander Lum <>

  • Ballistic

    Ballistic (1995)
    Film (Action) Miscellaneous Crew Jesse Gavin is no ordinary policewoman; she knows how to handle herself in any situation. She's an undercover cop, part of an elite police team and highly skilled in lethal martial arts! After a government witness she was supposed to protect is killed, she is suspended from the force. The next day her partner is found dead. Has she been set up? With the help of the two men closest to her heart, her boyfriend and her father, she must battle to clear her name. The deeper she delves, the deadlier the game becomes. There is no denying, she's Ballistic! Written by Imperial Entertainment

  • Body Count

    Body Count (1995)
    Film (Action and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A cold-blooded assassin is out for revenge against an elite corps of Special Crimes Agents headed by Eddie Cook and Vinnie Rizzo. When Cold blooded hit man Makoto escapes from prison, he and his sexy and lethal partner set out to execute the agents who sent them away. As the Special Crimes Agents are systematically gunned down, Cook and Rizzo find themselves in a deadly race to find the assassins and stop the bloodbath. Written by Emerald

  • Raw Target

    Raw Target (1995)
    Film (Action and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Johnny Rider is a kickboxing champion with a past. When he finds out a gang of drug dealers is responsible for the murder of his brother, Johnny becomes a man with only one thing on his mind...revenge.

  • Ice Cream Man

    Ice Cream Man (1995)
    Film (Comedy, Horror and Thriller) Location management Poor Gregory. After being released from the Wishing Well Sanatorium, all he wants to do is make the children happy. So Gregory reopens the old ice cream factory, and all the unappreciative brats are reprocessed into the flavor of the day.

  • Enemies Within

    Enemies Within (1995)
    Film Sound department After stumbling on to a runaway germ warfare experiment, an investigative reporter must find his own murderer.

  • Improper Conduct

    Improper Conduct (1994)
    Film (Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew The Chairman of an advertising company announces the new corporate manager at the company Christmas party - his son-in-law. This is a nightmare to the long time employees, but the nightmare increases when he sexually harasses the good looking women in the company. But after he assaults one in an elevator, she decides to fight back. Hiring an attorney, she takes him to court - and loses. Because of her desperation, she ends up being killed in an auto crash. Her sister then goes undercover at the company to take revenge on the manager. Written by John Sacksteder <>

  • Death Match

    Death Match (1994)
    Film (Action and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A kickboxing champ and a reporter are searching for a missing man, but they turn up a series of illegal kickboxing matches run by an arms dealer.

  • Silk Degrees

    Silk Degrees (1994)
    Film (Action, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A sexy TV star witnesses a murder, and two federal agents take her to a remote lodge to protect her until the trial. But the lodge isn't as remote as they think it is.

  • Suture

    Suture (1993)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Brothers Vincent (rich) and Clay (poor) meet up for the first time after their father's funeral and remark on how similar they look. But unknown to Clay, who thinks his life is taking a turn for the better, Vince is actually plotting to kill him with a car bomb and pass the corpse off as his own, planning to start a new life elsewhere with his father's inheritance. But Clay survives the blast and has his face, memory and identity restored in hospital... but are they the right ones? Written by Michael Brooke <>

  • Showdown

    Showdown (1993)
    Film (Action) Transportation department Ken has just moved from Kansas with his mother. He talks to a girl named Julie, not knowing that her boyfriend Tom is very possessive of her. Tom is learning karate from Lee, a sensei whose brother was killed by a rookie cop named Billy. Billy has since then become the janitor of the school that Ken, Julie and Tom go to. When Ken gets beaten up by Tom for talking to Julie again, Billy helps Ken by teaching him how to defend himself, which eventually leads to a battle between student vs. student, and sensei vs. sensei. Written by <>

  • Flavor of Love

    Flavor of Love
    Television (Game-Show, Reality-TV and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Flavor flay is on the hunt to find his dream girl! Join him and his female contestants on a show full of laughs and raw chicken.

  • Big Red: The Original Outlaw Racer

    Big Red: The Original Outlaw Racer
    Television (Sport) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Fashion House

    Fashion House
    Television (Drama and Romance) Producer Set in the world of the cutthroat fashion industry, a ruthless mogul (Derek) defends her company against a hostile takeover.

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