Patrick Solomon – The Hero’s Journey

Patrick Solomon is an award winning commercial director with over 20 years behind the camera. He started his career in the early 90’s by shooting his favorite activity: extreme sports. He quickly compiled a long list of action sports titles including surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and motocross films. In 1996 he graduated to commercials where he continues to thrive.

His first venture into feature length films produced the award winning, Finding Joe, currently in release. The film explores the concept of the heroes journey, a pattern that is found in every story from every culture and includes all novels and movies. It explains that all humans are actually taking the same journey and once that’s understood, we become the heroes and heroines of own life’s story.

To watch “Finding Joe” visit:

Some questions Connor asks…

  • Could you share a defining moment for you? (4:23)
  • What led up to your midlife crisis? (13:55)

  • About the movie “Finding Joe” and the work of Joesph Campbell (19:00)
  • What was it like to work with your movie subjects and what did you learn in the process? (29:00)
  • How has your wife’s cancer diagnosis affected your work and your presence in your family. (39:42)

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Editing & Mixing by: Aaron Johnson
Theme music by: Parlange & Latenite Automatic