Freedman Berthoud

Josh is a London-based drama and comedy screenwriter. He is currently writing an episode of Sky One’s black comedy crime drama Temple for Hera Pictures, who are also developing his original drama series Baggage

Josh’s period crime series The Colony is being developed with Bandstand Productions, and he is co-writing feature film Kings of Spain for Cinestaan Pictures. 

Josh has previously had TV and film scripts commissioned by E4, BBC, NBC-Universal, Feel Films, Shiny Button, Parkville and Lola Productions, including sitcom Mo and Mo, which was script edited by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain. Josh was part of the writing team for BBC3 pilot Sticky starring Tom Hardy and Kayvan Novak, and he has also written four episodes of Eastenders.

Josh previously worked as a script editor and consultant, reading scripts for Pathé, Studio Canal, Working Title, BBC and ITV, and he has worked as a researcher and writer’s assistant for Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Sacha Baron Cohen, Danny Boyle, Jon Brown, Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche.

Prior to screenwriting, Josh worked as a journalist, writing extensively on Israel and Palestine for the Guardian, the Jewish Chronicle, the Independent, Ha’aretz, the Jerusalem Post and more. His first book, Forty Years in the Wilderness, was published in 2010.




Creator Mark O'Rowe
Producer Liza Marshall
  • Mark Strong
  • Daniel Mays
  • Carice Van Houten
  • Black comedy crime drama.

    Hera Pictures for Sky One
    Producer Liza Marshall

    Black comedy crime drama.

    Hera Pictures
    Producer Hannah Pescod

    Crime drama series

    Bandstand Productions

    Sci-fi sitcom

    Shiny Button
    Producer Ed Tracy
  • Tom Hardy
  • Kayvan Novak
  • Charlotte Riley
  • Animated sitcom.

    Too Tall for BBC3

    Comedy drama.

    Producer Jane Bell

    Original sitcom

    Lola Productions
    4 x 30'
    Producer Sharon Batten
    Producer David Simpson

    Original sitcom

    Lucky Giant
    Producer Micheál Jacob

    Original sitcom




    Producer Deborah Sathe & Tessa Inkelaar
    Director Sarmad Masud
    Writer Sarmad Masud
    In development


    Producer Nick Hirschkorn
    Director Dan Gill

    Comedy crime thriller.

    Feel Films
    In development
    Producer Olivier Kaempfer

    Comedy drama.

    Parkville Pictures