G.146 Joshua Clark

Today’s guest on the Gravity Podcast is Joshua Clark, an award-winning Columbus-based filmmaker. His production company is located in Franklinton, at the Idea Foundry, placing his inspiring creative endeavors squarely in the Gravity universe; it was only a matter of time before we crossed paths and I’m so glad that we did.

He shares his vivid story of growing up in Pittsburgh in the view of violence and volatility, his own path into the same kinds of destructive patterns as a youth, reaching rock bottom with a suicide attempt, and how therapy helped him ultimately discover filmmaking as an outlet for positive impact.

His voice is authentic and measured as we discuss the heavy burdens he’s uncovered and overcome through emotional explorations with his family back home – a growth and personal development he’s captured on film for the Cinema Columbus Film Festival, titled: Cycle Breakers. It certainly sounds like Joshua has put together a truly special behind-the-scenes piece of American life and I’m looking forward to seeing the end result. 

Joshua’s story has a different frequency to it than most we hear on this podcast. Its vivid colors are important to include in the rainbow of experience that we call life. I’m grateful he took the time to speak with me today and hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.