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Joel Hinojosa

Syracuse, NY   

Joel Hinojosa is a 27 year old Composer, Singer/Songwriter, Hip-Hop Producer, Filmmaker, Photographer, and Writer.  He has been making music since the age of 14. Self taught in the majority of his skillsets, Joel also possesses an innate ability to play almost any instrument he picks up.

While “Coma” is his first album release, he has been credited with producing a hip hop EP under the name Philosophi, working alongside established talent such as Ruste Juxx, Wildelux, Nutso, Midaz The Beast, Boog Brown, and Blaq Poet.

Interested in trying his hand at a myriad of creative outlets, Joel has spent the last fifteen years writing, directing, and producing various film projects, as well as assisted in the entire creative process for a number of marketing campaigns. He co-founded the ad agency, EAP Creative operating out of San Jose, CA. EAP has worked with clients such as Walmart, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Yahoo!, McAfee, New Balance, Showtime Sports, Scion, Marriott, and Intel. He has logged thousands of hours creating commercials and successful marketing campaigns for these companies.

Among his other credits, Joel has been recognized in as many as 18 film festivals, including being featured as an official selection at the Slamdance Film Festival, as well as the L.A. Comedy Shorts film festival.

While he continues to pursue success in the field of film writing, directing, and producing, music remains his true passion. He has an insightful, creative voice when it comes to songwriting, paired with a genuine eagerness to inspire young artists the way he has been inspired by others.

San Jose Short Film Festival Trailer Score

I wrote this composition specifically for this trailer, to encompass the huge range of short films featured in this festival, and breadth of emotions in the various storylines.

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San Jose Short Film Festival Intro Score

I wrote this score and edited this video, which utilizes all of the short film selections from this year of the festival. I wrote the sections of the song based on the emotional context of the edited pieces I was using.

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Childhood Memories

I wrote this composition for a non-profit commercial, it showcases me playing a number of instruments including: guitar, piano, banjo, mandolin, melodica, toy piano, and drums.

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