Meet The Team
Josh Fox Josh is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of the International WOW Company. Josh has written/directed/produced three feature films, several short films and over twenty-five full- length works for the stage which have premiered in New York, Asia and Europe. GASLAND, which Josh wrote, directed and shot, premiered at the Sundance film festival 2010, where it was awarded the 2010 Special Jury Prize for Documentary. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for best documentary, nominated for four Emmys including best documentary, best writing and best cinematography, and awarded the EMMY for best directing. GASLAND was nominated for best Documentary Screenplay by the WGA, and also awarded the Environmental Media Association Award for best documentary. As a result of Josh’s activism and campaigning on the issue of gas drilling Josh was awarded the 2010 Lennon Ono Grant for Peace by Yoko Ono.
Trish Adlesic Trish Adlesic is an Oscar and Emmy nominated documentary Producer. She produced Josh Fox's GASLAND for HBO and just finished post-production on GASLAND Part II, also for HBO. A seasoned filmmaker, Adlesic has spent the past twenty-two years on multiple television and feature film productions. She began her career on the pilot for the hit television show Law and Order. She has continued to hone her craft working on feature films and on the hit television show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Throughout her career, Adlesic has worked with esteemed directors such as: Robert Benton, Sidney Lumet, Michael Mann, James L. Brooks, Gus Van Sant, and Jim Sheridan. She has been a member of the Director’s Guild of America for fifteen years, serves on the Eastern AD/UPM council, and has been a national delegate.
Matthew Sanchez has primarily focused his involvement in filmmaking as a documentary cameraman. For 6 years, he worked as an editor and cinematographer at a non-profit for environmental awareness, often bringing him to the Delaware watershed. While lensing over 25 short films, his varied work includes commercials for VH1, documenting the NYC underground music scene, Wired Magazine, and College Humor. Matt and Josh met at Cinevegas Film Festival, where his own film HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRIS MALDEN premiered alongside Mr. Fox's debut feature, MEMORIAL DAY. He has also earned 4 Telly awards and cut a program for PBS that was nominated for 2 Emmy awards.
Deborah Wallace Deborah Wallace is a Producer and Co-Artistic Director of the award-winning International WOW Company, founded in 1996 by Josh Fox and producers of the Academy Award nominated, Emmy winning documentary film, Gasland. With International WOW Company she has collaborated on the production of more than 20 works for the stage and screen. In the theater, Wallace has worked with some of the most lauded artists in America including Anne Bogart, SITI Company, John Zorn, Ann Hamilton and Richard Foreman. Also a director and playwright Wallace’s work has been presented at HERE Arts Center, New Dance Group, The Ohio Theater and The Incubator Arts Project. For International WOW Company Wallace has produced the films The Sky Is Pink; Occupy Sandy; and Gasland, Part II for HBO.
Lee Ziesche Lee Ziesche studied broadcast journalism at the University of Florida, but fell in love with grassroots organizing as a Campus Leader for the ONE Campaign. Since then she's worked to connect schools and communities in Washington, D.C. as an AmeriCorps *VISTA Fellow, and to re-elect President Barack Obama as a Field Organizer for Obama for America in Western Pennsylvania. She has a B.S. in Telecommunications and a minor in International Humanitarian Assistance and Development