Joshua Gippin was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He studied cultural anthropology and made his first documentary, The Raised Machete: Farmworker Voices from Ecuador, as part of his masters project. It was then that Joshua reinvented himself as a documentary filmmaker. Instead of moving to New York or San Francisco, he and his future wife moved back home to Akron in 2004.
Joshua produced The Grizzled Wizard: A Motion Portrait of Junk Artist P.R. Miller in 2006. In 2008, Joshua premiered God as we understand Him: a film about faith and the Twelve Step movement on Western Reserve PBS. In 2009, Joshua premiered The Bubba Briefs, a documentary about his grandmother.
Joshua believes that his calling in life is to help others produce their own documentaries about their families, a concept that he calls Heirloom Media, which will be the topic of his discussion.
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