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Journal

New(-ish)

New(-ish)

Wow. It’s been a while. Hello! Here’s some new(-ish) stuff.

My favorite projects have always felt like when I was a kid and would beg my teachers to let me make a video instead of writing an essay for whatever book report we were working on. Over the past few months, I’ve spent some time hanging out with a few friends of mine and put together a couple of short pieces to document the heart and dedication behind their craft. Being around people like Shealeen, Matt, and Sarah who are so passionately putting their talents to use has been so encouraging to me through this season. Enjoy a small window into the incredible work they’re pouring themselves into:

These projects were labors of love done alongside some of the best:

My ride or die cinematographer and friend, Jon Marzolla, was behind the lens for the shealeen piece and a few shots on the 1981 video.

Vanita Joines wrote the music for the Shealeen video (which was played by both Shealeen and her husband, Dan,) and was masterfully mixed by Kyle Monroe Tiny Tape Room.


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On another (random) note, it’d be prettttty hard to have missed if you follow me on any form of social media, but to explain the new “bread” section on the site, I’ve started offering sourdough loaves from my biweekly bakes because I can’t eat all this bread fast enough and am at a place with a consistent result that I’m proud to share. If you’re in Nashville, head over to joegomez.net/bread to snag a loaf! I’m also working on putting together a small pop-up in early May! More on that to come.

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2018: One Second Per Day

2018: One Second Per Day

Through this year I made a few trips west (and a couple east,) baked a couple dozen loaves of bread, ate a few more bowls of ramen, apparently still enamored with everything Mowgli does, helped (in any way I could) Vanita release a record of conviction and beauty, wrote my first feature and a pilot, actually shot and released my first narrative short, read a LOT of books, saw a ton of movies, and spent a lot of time with old friends and made some new ones.

That’s what this video shows, anyways. However, to be honest, I hated this year. It was SO hard and stressful. I failed at so much, struggled at even more, and was lost and in a fog for so much of it. I felt alone and passed by and I even got sick with stress and had shingles like an old man.

…but this video doesn’t lie, there was still something every single day worth filming that, put together, reminds me that 2018 will be a year that I will regard with importance and joy for the rest of my life. It doesn’t mean that it wasn’t hard or an endeavor to make it through, but I’m thankful to have made it to this side of the year and have (just short of) 365 seconds of video to take with me.

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Ocean Breeze (BTS)

Ocean Breeze (BTS and Teaser Trailer)

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A couple of weeks ago, the galaxy of details aligned and an amazing crew and I found ourselves at the Hallmark Inn near downtown Nashville, transforming it into a beach side motel for a short film that I wrote.

We're currently in post, putting all of the pieces together, but here's a few BTS images of what our shoot day looked like.

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Check out the teaser trailer below:

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