Josh grew up in Defiance, Ohio and has always been interested in fine arts. Around 2010, he got his first camera and started taking photos and video. Since then has developed his dynamic, compassionate video story-telling style through experience, his own unique vision, and the personal connections he forges with people. Telling stories through video is his passion, and his production company gives him the opportunity to do that in so many ways. He has told people’s love stories through wedding cinematography both locally and in stunning Caribbean destinations, the Great Lakes’ story through a documentary created in connection with the EPA, and the story of the heroin and opioid epidemic that has ravaged our region and the nation.
In addition to Josh Nagel Productions, he has started another local media company – JONA Creative. Through his team at JONA Creative, Josh will be able to tell
more stories and bring his unique vision to even more people.
BEST OF TOLEDO
Josh Nagel won Best Videographer/Cinematographer in Toledo by Toledo City Paper in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
BEST OF WEDDINGS
Awarded Best of Weddings by The Knot in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Top 5 Wedding Cinematographer
Ranked as #4 most popular wedding cinematographer in the world by Love Stories TV.
IN THE NEWS
Cinematic success: Defiance native walking the red carpet with award-winning film
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Some local film makers are looking to bring awareness to the addiction crisis in our country with "One" documentary.
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