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Gabriel Gomez

Filmmaker Series • E2

NY Filmmaker Gabriel Gomez uses these unprecedented times to hone in on what matters to him and the musicians in his community.

Brooklyn-native Gabriel Gomez is a director, producer, entrepreneur, and founder of Crooked Letter, a creative production company. Through his work, Gabe has formed a creative community that allows him to focus on his many passions: filmmaking, managing artists, podcasting, and more. Now, Gabe is connecting with his community to highlight musicians' stories of resilience in 2020 for the Dr. Martens Presents: Filmmaker Series.Photos by Alice Plati

Gabe standing with his foot on his skateboard with the text "Just being alive is bringing me joy because that's a privilege in and of itself."

“These past 6 months have really acted as a filter for a lot of what's unnecessary and unhelpful—the world's on fire and I have the privilege of making art for a living. I'm the luckiest boy in the world.”

A collage of Gabe. Showing off his Docs, sitting in a leather chair, and a photobooth reel of him sticking his tongue out in a humorous gesture.

“...when we park the excessive vanity, we can communicate important messages & shed light on issues that matter to our communities.”

A collage of Gabe wearing a mask standing in front of a wall with graffiti. Candid photos of Gabe relaxing in front of a window

Episodes

1. Ali Roberto

Director Alison Roberto takes a dive into the grit and passion of the LA music scene with her films, the product of a lifelong vision.

2. Gabriel Gomez

NY Filmmaker Gabriel Gomez uses these unprecedented times to hone in on what matters to him and the musicians in his community.

3. Lauren Ruth Ward

Lauren Ruth Ward is a musician, stylist, photographer, and more than the sum of her parts, seeking ways to connect without in-person shows.

4. Rosehardt

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5. Tolliver

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6. Cautious Clay

Music is the most natural form of expression for musician/producer Cautious Clay, who is using his art to navigate the turbulence of 2020.

7. Blimes & Gab

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8. Sunflower Bean

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9. NEZ

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10. Orion Sun

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11. The Regrettes

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12. Stuyedeyed

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13. duendita

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14. Frankie and the Witch Fingers

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