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Life & Work with Jeffrey Joslin

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jeffrey Joslin. 

Hi Jeffrey, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I grew up in Tennessee, living in the Nashville area as well as Johnson City. I’ve spent most of my life making music – writing and producing my own records and often producing for other people as well. I went to Middle Tennessee State University for audio engineering and have always loved the buttons and knobs that give music ‘that sound.’ In the process, I learned how to design my own album covers and merchandise and also learned to shoot photos and videos. So, when I went to LA in 2012, my diverse skill set allowed me to work in the film world as well. I learned a lot about it from my wife who is an actress from LA and an award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter. In 2017 we formed Native Wind Media which is a music, tv & film media, and production company. We love telling stories that bring light into the world and reconnect people to their source and their Creator. We moved back to Nashville in July 2020 and now live in Madison with our two daughters Feather Rose (6) and River Jubilee (4 months). We recently completed our first full-length documentary called ‘SPARKS – The Ken Sparks Story,’ which is making its rounds in many festivals and has won a handful of awards. We are gearing up for a theatrical release in early 2022 with Regal and Phoenix theaters. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I don’t think any great adventure is smooth, which is what makes it fun and a story worth telling. There have been many bumps along the way. Countless rejections as an artist, trying to find my way, my voice, and my purpose in this world. Being censored and kicked off social media platforms for expressing myself and trying to warn my fellow man of all the craziness we’re seeing manifest now. 

I’ve struggled with mental health issues, one of which occurred in the form of a sudden manic episode in 2017 that sent shockwaves through my and my family’s lives. By the grace of God, we were able to pick up the pieces and put them back together in an entirely new way. It was the best and worst thing that ever happened to me, but it was quite the mystical journey and will make a great book once I’m finished writing it. 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I’m a songwriter first and foremost, which makes me a storyteller and a communicator. A great song or even a great line can say a universe of things in just a few words. It’s powerful! So that is at the core of what I do. I sing and play multiple instruments and I love hanging in my studio and seeing a song come to life in a recorded form, trying to achieve the sound that I have in my head. This process has spilled over into visual media as well. I love to design and shoot photos and video. The technical aspects fascinate me and I love playing with the gear and tools used to achieve a beautiful outcome, whether that be a logo, a photo, or video. I think what sets me apart is simply my perspective and the light that comes through me. No one else will see it like me and that’s an advantage we all have if we learn to trust Spirit and follow our intuition. That’s how we get to be original. We are all channels for the Divine, like a flute that allows the breath to blow through it. 

That’s the premise of my company Native Wind Media – we are rooted in the natural rhythms of this earth and its beauty and moved along by the Wind of the Spirit. Jesus talks about the Spirit being like the Wind and blowing where it wants. No one knows where it will go. You just have to follow along as it leads. 

We want to create art that gives life, healing, and love to those who experience it. 

Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
I’ve learned a lot from my wife who is a more heart-centered person. I have the tendency to live in my head and overthink things, but she’s helped to bridge that gap for me. She’s very talented and a fantastic storyteller. She knows how to communicate that magical spark that it’s at the center of every great story. 

I’ve always been a bit of a lone wolf who grabs inspiration and education everywhere I can. I haven’t had specific mentors like I know others have, but in this Information Age where we have all the books and videos, and tutorials at our fingertips, I have been a voracious student of all the expertise put out there by those with wisdom to share. 

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