Joshua Seftel is a 2017 Peabody Awards Finalist for the viral series Secret Life of Muslims which has more than 25 million views since Election Day. His 2016 award-winning documentary The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano, produced with Morgan Spurlock and Steve Tisch, was the most viewed New York Times Op-Doc of the year.
Seftel's first comedy, Breaking the Mold, gained cult status on the festival circuit and caught the attention of Alexander Payne, who championed Seftel as a director. Seftel went on to direct the political satire War, Inc. starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Hilary Duff, Joan Cusack, and Ben Kingsley.
He co-hosts a comedic web series with his 80-year-old mother about which The New York Times wrote, "the word 'droll' seems as if it were invented for these two." Seftel also directed the Emmy-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and is a contributor to Ira Glass' This American Life, CBS Sunday Morning, and The New York Times.