Where Are They Now: Joshua Flannery from Treehouse

Q: What brought you and your family to the Treehouse Community?

A: What brought us to the Treehouse community was that my mother wanted to be apart of a great movement and thought we could help change the lives of kids still in foster care and children that were being adopted.

Q: Tell us about your family.

A: Myself and my sibling were lucky to not be in the foster care system for a long time. I was adopted when I was about 3 years old along with my 2 siblings. I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters for a total of 5 siblings.

Q: How has the Treehouse Foundation impacted you and your family?

A: It has impacted my family by helping to mold who I am and who I am growing to be. I have made many lifelong relationships with members of the Treehouse community and many of them have changed my life in different ways.

Q: What was your role in “The Hero Effect” crew during filming of the Treehouse episode? How was that experience?

A: I worked as a Production Assistant for the Hero Effect crew. I helped out where ever I was needed, loading the penske truck, craft table, striking down the set and etc. It helped me in learning how a professional set worked and to start building contacts in the industry. I was very intrigued when I heard a crew was coming to Treehouse to film a show especially since I had just started at a film school.

Q: What did you learn on the following “The Hero Effect” episode highlighting “Indo Jax”?

I learned to wear a lot of sunscreen and what I needed to bring with me for travel to film sets. I also learned more in depth specifics on being a PA, proper radio commands, specific names & lingo for equipment and further my multi-task skills. It made me even more confident on a set and made me feel this is where I belong.

Q: What are you doing now? Where are you at in school & what is your major?

A: I am a 2nd Year student at Mass College of Art & Design. I am pursuing a Film Video Major, I am following my passion.

Q: What are your future goals and what do you hope to do after college?

A: I wish to work on large scale sets for blockbusters as well as for smaller productions including some of my own. On the set of Hero Effect I learned so much just by watching the crew. I always wanted to be a Director of Photography and watching Dylan on set affirmed that.

Q: How do you feel your own experience growing up has affected your future goals?

A: My own experience growing up has lead me to being a people person and really loving storytelling. I hope to create exciting films that could also create change in the world around me.