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About Joshua Sikora

Joshua Sikora

Joshua Sikora

Joshua Sikora is the director of the Cinema & New Media Arts program at Houston Baptist University. An award-winning filmmaker and new media entrepreneur, Sikora has written, produced, or directed more than a dozen productions including feature films, TV series, and documentaries. Committed to high-quality, low-budget filmmaking, he has a passion for the freedom and creativity that independent cinema offers. Before joining HBU, Sikora founded New Renaissance Pictures and WebSerials.com, partnering with Hulu and YouTube for a variety of popular web-based productions. Sikora has also extensively studied the cinematic work of George Lucas and is featured in the documentary The Prequels Strike Back. His analysis of the Star Wars saga can be explored at lucascinema.com.

Posts By Joshua Sikora

Oblivion: Obliviously Obvious

April 19, 2013 |

Near the beginning of Oblivion, Tom Cruise stands in the middle of a destroyed stadium and eagerly recounts the climactic moments of a big football game to his colleague. Despite his enthusiasm, she doesn’t seem …

Why Now Is Different Than Before

April 10, 2013 |

“To me, the great hope is that now these little 8mm video recorders and stuff will come out and some people who normally wouldn’t make movies will be making them and suddenly one day, some little …

The New Renaissance

January 7, 2013 |

Where have we been and where are we going? Valuable questions in times of change — questions I think we all too often forget to ask. We talk about what is happening, rather than what has …