Josh Butler, the son of Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Robert Olen Butler (A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain), was accepted into USC's prestigious Cinema-Television directing program while still a junior in high school. He wrote and directed the award-winning student short "Will Work For Food," and after graduation went on to edit the 1997 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award-winning documentary "Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End." Butler then began directing television dramas including SCI FI's The Invisible Man and Good vs. Evil and USA Network's The Huntress. He segued into film directing with Beer Money for USA, and continued with Prancer Returns for producer Raffaella De Laurentiis and USA, and SCI FI Pictures' Clive Barker Presents Saint Sinner. Butler also served as co-executive producer of the ESPN telefilm A Season on the Brink. He is a co-founder of Kinetic Pictures with former documentary producer and USC classmate Chet Fenster.