5 October 2017

New Role - Commissioning Editor - Entertainment and Food

I am thrilled at my new job. Media Release as follows:

Josh joins from Essential Media where he was Executive Producer, overseeing Essential Media's Food & Lifestyle content, as well as contributing to the factual slate.

Josh brings a wealth of experience having worked for most of the major networks or production companies in Australia over his impressive 20-year career, producing innovative, engaging and creative content.  He has also directed and produced some of SBS’s most popular food and travel series, such as Gourmet Farmer, Mexican Fiesta with Peter Kuruvita, Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita, Shane Delia’s Spice Journey, and Gourmet Farmer Afloat.

Josh joins SBS’s Unscripted team, who produce documentaries, factual entertainment, entertainment and food programs including Filthy Rich & Homeless, First Contact, Eurovision Song Contest, Mardi Gras, Gourmet Farmerand Food Safari. He will commission and oversee the production of distinctive multiplatform content, in entertainment and food, which inspires all Australians to explore, appreciate and celebrate our multicultural society.

SBS Director of TV and Online Content, Marshall Heald, said: “I am delighted to welcome Josh to SBS. Josh’s passion and strong track record of producing engaging and entertaining content will be a great addition to SBS’s non-scripted team as we continue to tell innovative and ground-breaking stories that reflect our diverse world.”

Josh Martin said: “SBS tells stories that no one else does and I’m thrilled to be part of such a unique and passionate network. I’m looking forward to commissioning shows that will entertain and inspire all Australians to celebrate our diverse world.”

Josh will commence his role on Oct 9, 2017 and will report into John Godfrey, Head of Unscripted.

16 July 2017

Gourmet Farmer Series 4 Air Date

Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans

Premieres 3rd August, 8pm on SBS

It took nearly 2 years to film, and its been sitting on the SBS shelves since January but the wait is finally over. This 4th season (5th if you include Gourmet Farmer Afloat), follows life on Fat Pig Farm as Matthew and Sadie build a new house and restaurant.

Read my directors statement here.


19 May 2017

#Shelfie with Dan Hong wins twice!

#Shelfie wins Innovation Award and Best Lifestyle

I'm so thrilled that #Shelfie picked up the Innovation Award and Best Lifestyle at the 2017 Online Video Awards. A huge thank you to the production team, Broken Yellow, all the people who let us invade their homes, and of course Dan Hong.

The series can be viewed on iview.

10 September 2016

For the Love of Meat with Matthew Evans

For The Love of Meat


New 3 Part documentary series - SBS

Its been 2 years since I began work on this series, and the shoot is now officially finished!

Representing the quiet majority of meat eaters, Matthew Evans wants to find out more information on where our meat comes from. But as he tries to ask questions, he finds there is a worrying lack of transparency in the meat industry, before revealing what our increasing meat consumption is doing to our health, our animals and the environment.

5 March 2016

#Shelfie with Dan Hong

#Shelfie with Dan Hong

New ten part iview series

A world first social media/television event, premiering on ABC iview.

Can't cook? Won't cook? Don't know what to cook?

Post a photo of your cupboard or fridge, using #shelfie, and one of Australia's best chefs may arrive at your door to whip up a meal using only what you have, and 2 other key ingredients.

Join Dan Hong in Australian kitchens everywhere, whipping up meals seemingly from nothing...

25 AUGUST 2015

It's official! The media release is out...#spicejourney

Shane Delia's Moorish Spice Journey

New ten part series
Begins Thursday 15 October at 8.00pm on SBS

“Moorish food is off the hook! It was so interesting to see how Middle Eastern flavours evolved once they hit Europe. It’s what I try to do in my own restaurant, but the Spanish have been doing it for 800 years.” – Shane Delia

Shane Delia returns to SBS screens with a brand new spice journey that sees him seeking inspiration for new recipes in the ancient and exotic cuisines of Morocco and Spain.

To the Moors, cuisine was about stimulating the senses, an art form as valid as painting and poetry, reflecting their fine cultural sensibilities. To Shane, this region is ripe pickings for his own quest for culinary invention.

After a delicious Moorish tour , Shane then reinvents what he has learned on his travels in his Australian, restaurant where paying customers are the judges.

The Moorish occupation of Spain lasted for close to 800 years, leaving behind an extraordinarily rich and complex cuisine, the likes of which had never before been seen in Europe. In his third series, Shane travels from Morocco to Spain retracing the route taken by the Moors.

The first half of the series is filmed in Morocco. Starting in Fes which is home to the world’s oldest university, Shane travels to the edges of the Saharan desert, across the High Atlas Mountains, and through the bustling souks of multicultural Marrakech.
The second half of the series is entirely shot in Andalucía, Spain. Crossing the Straits of Gibraltar, Shane arrives in Tarifa just as the Moors did in 710, finding a rich and fertile land just waiting to be conquered. Here the Moorish influences infuse the cuisine and Shane is astounded at the transformation the food has taken from its Moroccan roots.

This series is a chance to really delve into the mind of a creative chef to find out how Shane creates his amazing signature dishes. In the same way Moorish food has built on its Middle Eastern foundation, Shane’s own food evolves these flavours even further. Shane’s journey is a genuine voyage of discovery, as he finds inspiration from history and morphs it into a dining experience that is both contemporary and authentic. Join Shane as he creates first hand through trial and error a series of seriously Moorish food.

Shane Delia’s Moorish Spice Journey is produced by Essential Media and Entertainment for SBS.




25 AUGUST 2015

Spice Journey Sizzle Reel released. #spicejourney




3 July 2015

Goodbye Puggle Farm. #gourmetfarmer

Gourmet Farmer Series 4

It was a bitter sweet thing to watch as Matthew and Sadie left Puggle Farm forever. This was the house that millions of Australians have been invited into, care of the SBS series, Gourmet Farmer.

Selling the farm marks the end of one chapter, but the beginning of another.

The good news is, we have got it all on camera, and it will be coming to a TV screen near you in 2016. (hopefully!)




3 July 2015

Amazing food! #spicejourney

Moorish Spice Journey Kitchen Crew

Adam Grossetti (2nd camera), Jonte Carlson (Prep Chef), Caroline Velik (Food Stylist), Shane Delia (Chef and Presenter) Petros Dellidis (Develpment Chef), Josh Martin (Director and Producer), Paul Walker (Sound Recordist-Melbourne), Gilbert Farkas (Director of Photography)


That's a wrap, on all the cooking scenes, for Shane Delia's Moorish Spice Journey.

Big thanks to an amazing team!



27 April 2015

Hola Spain! #spicejourney

Gilbert Farkas (DOP), Shane Delia (Chef and Presenter), Josh Martin (Director and Producer), Rob Palmer (Photographer)


The first night on the road in Spain for Shane Delia's Moorish Spice Journey.