Cast and Crew
Josh hails from Houston, TX, but grew up on Cape Cod. Movies were a cornerstone to Josh’s life from an early age. He would run around with his parents’ VHS camcorder making movies when he wasn’t invested in school, work, or sports. During high school, Josh met former Cape Cinema owner Eric Hart, who hired Josh to work at the Cape Cinema for two years behind the concession stand. In 2000 he graduated from Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School having focused on multimedia studies and film production. He attended Hofstra University in New York graduating with a Bachelors degree in Film Production in 2004.
In late 2004 Josh relocated to Los Angeles to pursue work in the television and film industry. Following a stint as a personal assistant to Ellen DeGeneres, Josh worked for Trailer Park, a movie trailer house in Hollywood, curating music for movie trailers. Josh also wrote and directed a successful web series called “Flagged for Removal” which was in pre-production discussions to become a network show. Unfortunately, the national economic challenges hit Hollywood in 2010 and put a pause on pilot developments. Josh moved forward relocating to Brooklyn, NY and briefly worked for a talent agency. Ultimately, Josh ended up back on Cape Cod in 2014 to hit the reset button.
Since being back on Cape Cod full time Josh spent four years in hospitality management. In 2018 Josh became politically active in the community. Josh was appointed to the Dennis Affordable Housing Trust, the Dennis Planning Board, and voted in to represent the Town of Dennis on the Barnstable HOME Consortium. He also teamed up with members of the Cape Cod school systems and mental health professionals as a member of the Community Partnership Committee to assist the Cape’s youth dealing with mental illness and substance abuse. Josh attended the Dennis Citizens Police Academy and upon completion, he joined the Dennis Police Community Crisis Intervention Team to help law enforcement and the Cape’s mental health organizations in assisting members of the community dealing with mental health and substance use related challenges. In 2020 Josh ran for State Representative coming up shy of a victory. Following his campaign he was elected as the Board President for B Free Wellness, a social justice and wellness recovery organization.
Prior to the pandemic, Josh reconnected with Eric Hart to help the Cape Cinema acquire a food and liquor license. A renewed friendship between Josh and Eric formulated leading to discussions about the future of the Cape Cinema. By 2021 Josh had become the Executive Director at the Cape Cinema, working tirelessly to acquire over $600,000 in operations grants to re-open the Cape Cinema after the pandemic shut the cinema down for a year. Presently Josh’s first passion the movies, has come full circle and he is excited to continue bringing diverse content and community organizations into the Cape Cinema and upholding its rich legacy well into the future.
Favorite Movie – Magnolia
John Crowley III
John Crowley III is currently the General Manager at The Cape Cinema. He earned degrees in both Biology and Entomology before circumstances led to working a few years as IT support at his old high school. Eventually he found his way to the Cinema where he put his tech skills and head for business to good use beginning in 2017. Since then he has risen to his current position and obtained a Masters in Business Administration and continues to use those skills for the Cinema’s benefit. Outside of work, John has a passion for fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He reads often, self-publishes table-top gaming content, and creates new homebrew recipes in his free time. He also has a love for films growing up on the likes of John Carpenter and the Hammer Films monster movies. Beyond that John has a deep love for some more niche content like Toho’s collection of Godzilla and hopes to bring more like Ghidorah, the Three-headed Monster to the Cape Cinema.
Favorite Movie – The Mummy (1999)
Board of Directors
Eric Hart grew up in Brewster, Mass., graduated from Nauset High School, and went to an experimental college in Franconia, New Hampshire where he studied psychology and education and fell in love with foreign films. He did graduate work at Lesley College and then at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., where he was a teacher of special needs students in high school for some thirty years. He continued to return every summer to work at the Cinema, and in 1986 took over the business. When he retired from teaching in 2007, he established the Cinema as a year-round operation.
Favorite Movie: Wizard of Oz
Passionate about his love for cinema and the arts, Hugh is on the board of Cape Cinema Inc. to help develop a 10 year strategic plan to provide the best cinema and performing arts center for its patrons on Cape Cod and around the globe.
Hugh is currently based in New York, though he visits the Cape often. He is currently a Vice-President JPMorgan Chase, where he works to accomplish the strategic vision for data and Artificial intelligence as a strategy lead and product manager.
Before earning his MBA at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Hugh worked full time for the Cape Cinema for five years. During his time there, he led the Cape Cinema Chair Restoration project, restoring the 1930s, art deco chairs in the theater. He also upgraded the Cinema’s technology in its ongoing effort to provide a frictionless and fun experience for everyone who visits the Cinema. Hugh has held many roles at the Cinema, including strategic advisor, general manager, and business project manager.
When not enjoying films, Hugh loves playing music, dancing, traveling, and learning about cultures from around the world.
Favorite Movie: Inside Llewyn Davis
Muska Yousuf is the founder of the Law Office of Muska Yousuf, LLC, which provides affordable family law legal services to low-income communities in Barnstable and Plymouth County. She is on the executive board of the Barnstable Bar Association, where she is an active member of the Access to Justice, DEI, and Lawyer of the Day subcommittees. Ms. Yousuf is a regular volunteer at We Can, a non-profit dedicated to supporting and empowering women through life’s challenges and transitions. She is also the co-chair of the Grants Committee for the Women and Girls Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation, a Fund dedicated to strengthening the lives of women and girls on Cape Cod through grantmaking and providing resources that redress systemic inequities.
Since 2020, Ms. Yousuf has been named as a Rising Star by Thomas Reuters Super Lawyers, a directory of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement–no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Massachusetts are named Rising Stars. Aside from her legal career, Ms. Yousuf has a passion for theatre and the arts. In 2004, she was one of 50 writers in the country accepted into the National Book Award writing program, where she specialized in playwriting and poetry. As a Creative Writing major at Bryn Mawr College, she studied African literature and German silent cinema.
As a board member of the Cape Cod Cinema, she is eager to learn more about the vibrant theatre and arts scene on Cape Cod. In particular, she hopes to meet more people who have a passion for abstract films like “Mulholland Drive” by David Lynch, which is her favorite.
Favorite Movie: Mulholland Drive
After graduating from Bryant University and spending five years at AT&T in Boston & Denver, Rick moved to Cape Cod and founded Highway Pegs, the nation’s first Harley-Davidson Rental business. Highway Pegs was sold 11 years later, and Rick started his second business, Training Wheels. Training Wheels is one of the largest Motorcycle Rider Education Schools in the United States, employing over 60 people at 11 locations throughout New England.
Together with his wife Ronda and their two daughters, Rick has enjoyed all that Cape Cod offers in terms of community, nature, and the thriving arts scene. He served as a member of the Orleans Finance Committee for seven years and a 6-year term as a board member and treasurer of WOMR, the Cape’s oldest community radio station. Rick is excited to take his experiences to Cape Cinema and help it grow and continue its decades-long history on Cape Cod.
Favorite Movie: Hearts Beat Loud