Josh Wilson doesn’t strike you as someone whose personality has been changed by success. Sat in his office, at the top of a high-rise block overlooking the South Bank, the young filmmaker and producer, who’s just 27, has been included in one of Forbes’s European 30 Under 30 lists, for Entertainment. The list also includes the likes of Get Out actor Daniel Kaluuya, musician Rita Ora and boxer Anthony Joshua.
In a few years, Wilson has gone from having nothing to running a production company with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Toronto and London. Wilson Worldwide Productions has an impressive record of diversity, with over 80 per cent of its full-time employees coming from BAME backgrounds.
At 19, Lewisham-born Wilson was working in Toronto, helping a sales and marketing company open a new office. He had interned with them only a year earlier. By 22, he was back in London and re-training as a journalist.