TWS Candid Comments: Josiah Gatlyn

Josiah Gatlyn, 2010 Full Part, Usko Collective, ‘10

Josiah Gatlyn: Man, there is a lot to say about this part because a lot went on in my life while filming for it. But I’ll try to keep it short. Basically I had just moved to Florida, had no job, no license, no car and no money. I eventually got my license, and actually had a 97′ Ford Explorer given to me by this guy at the local church. Which was one of the nicest things anybody has ever done for me. I was doing skate lessons at the local park for money and also interning at a design firm. So my schedule was wake up at 6:30am, be at design firm by 7am, work until 3pm, and then do a skate lesson for an hour. And then go film around 5pm. And then wake up the next day and do it again. I worked really hard to make this part happen. What a lot of people don’t know is that this was basically my Stereo part for their video that was supposed to come out. But at the time Stereo was going through a weird phase, and I didn’t really even know what was going on. But I was still filming and still trying to get a video part done. I was really frustrated that nothing was happening with the video, so I just ended up putting this part out myself. I’m really stoked it got a lot of views, but at the same time it sucks that I couldn’t have put it out with a company. I feel like it’s really important to put out a video part with a legit company. It’s kind of like a stamp of history in your career. That chapter in my life is over, but hopefully I will be able to film another full part for Cold War.