Josh Wakely

Wakely is a principal partner at GRACE, a film and television production company with offices in Australia and the U.S. He is the creator, director and a producer of the children’s animated series, Beat Bugs, which is a Netflix Original program, and will be available worldwide on August 3, 2016. 

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JOSH WAKELY


Wakely is a principal partner at GRACE, a film and television production company with offices in Australia and the U.S. He is the creator, director and a producer of the children’s animated series, Beat Bugs, which is a Netflix Original program. Inspired by the music of The Beatles, the series tells uplifting and life-affirming stories filled with hope and melody. It follows five best friends who band together to explore and learn in an overgrown suburban backyard, which to them is their entire universe.  For the series Wakely acquired the worldwide rights to the Lennon/McCartney ‘Northern Songs’ music catalogue.

 


On the feature film side, Wakely, via GRACE, has optioned the rights to the best-selling memoir, Half a Life, which tells the haunting story of one man’s 20 year struggle with the accidental death of his high school classmate. The book was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2011. Wakely will adapt the memoir for the screen and will direct in 2017. Details of other projects will be released soon.

Wakely splits his time between Los Angeles and Sydney with his wife and son.