Joshua Bastian was born and raised in Northern California.  After graduating from Nevada Union High School he received a B.A. in Film & Digital Media from UC Santa Cruz, then a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.  His passion for film and computers (and meticulous attention to detail) led him, and two of his close friends, to take on this short claymation “Next Species.”  What started as a small project quickly bloomed into an epic undertaking, and after 7 years has finally come to completion.

Joshua has recently begun lending his editing and special effects talents to the web series “Hero Factory.”  If you would like to contact Joshua, please write him from the contact form on this website.