The Journeyman

A lone and altruistic Journeyman heals a lifeless and thirsty land.

  • Joseph Gilbert
    Director
  • James Gilbert
    Director
  • Joseph Gilbert
    Writer
  • Joseph Gilbert
    Producer
  • Joseph Gilbert
    Key Cast
    "The Journeyman"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 26, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Joseph Gilbert, James Gilbert

Born in southern California, Joseph Gilbert grew up in an Air Force family, moving to wildly different locations each year, from sunny California, to sub zero North Dakota, to the humid south, and everywhere in-between. Joseph admits it was an exciting and fun way to grow up and the experience made him an expert map-reader.

After earning a BFA in Visual Communications, Design and Illustration, Joseph ventured to Chicago, spending countless Saturday nights at Second City watching and studying Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Scott Adsit and Stephnie Weir. He later went through the Second City Improv program himself and continued his professional acting training at the Atlantic Theatre Company in NYC (David Mamet & William H. Macy). He also studied with individuals from the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare and movement training with SITI Company.

Joseph’s travels eventually brought him full circle back to California where he proudly works in many mediums: film, TV, theatre, and commercials. In Los Angeles, Joseph is also a New American Theatre studio and ensemble member, under revered Juilliard Graduate, SAG Nominated Actor, Jack Stehlin and Emmy and BAFTA nominated actor, Alfred Molina. Commercially, Joseph has worked with award-winning director Mark Romanek on multiple high-profile national campaigns for Apple and UPS.

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Director Statement

Joseph Gilbert. Storyteller. Creative. Enthusiast.

I’ve spent a lifetime interested in, and deeply caring about, other people. Decades spent moving around as part of a military family, years celebrating the diversity of cultures, adventures gathered while traveling the world, or the frequent long pensive walks through nature have nurtured a deep empathy. Or maybe it’s just my endless curiosity, exploring the world like a two-year-old searching behind and under everything just to see what’s there. Concertedly, I think it’s brought me to where I am today - learning how to better communicate - both visually, textually, and orally. This is where I found my love of storytelling.

From time spent as a graphic designer, and conceptual and whimsical illustrator, to performing improv at the famed Second City, Chicago, studying acting in NYC, and working as an actor in Los Angeles in film, television, theatre and commercials, along side my entrepreneurial successes, undoubtedly shape my filmmaking endeavors. I’ve collectively united all of my experiences together to create THE JOURNEYMAN.