Duality – A Short Film

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo | Posted on 08-02-2012

Friends, it’s about time that the NorCal Hobosoul branch got it’s feet on the ground and made a short film. And so, here we go. We’re gearing up to shoot at the end of February. I’m very excited – it’s an idea that my friend Andrew came up with and worked with DeAndra to get the shooting script onto the page.
We’ll shooting in North Oakland towards the end of the month, we’re gearing up and raising money to get it done right.
Check out our pitch video, love it, and visit dualitymovie.com or Indiegogo.com to see more about what is going. Or get involved. Really. That’s more fun than seeing it.

Without Further Ado, “This Dance Is Out of Your Hands”, Music Video

Posted by chuck | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo | Posted on 28-12-2011

Good day everyone. And Happy Holidays. As our gift to you, we present The Steelwells’ This Dance Is Out Of Your Hands. It’s been a long road but we hope that after viewing it your cares will melt away and what will be left will only be enjoyment. Have a good New Year’s. More to come after the break.

Gatorade – Redefine

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo | Posted on 22-11-2011

We’ve kept you waiting for far too long. Over a week without a new video is too much. So, here you are. A spec spot for Gatorade.

We teamed up with the guys from Illuminate Design, who we’ll continue to work with in the future. They’re bright, creative, talented, intelligent and busier than we are (if you can believe that).

Ashley Bradford and I produced, Dave Gawron shot and did the VFX work while I edited and Chuck directed. Tiffany Patton on makeup. Starring Jim Hayes and Phillip Quansah.

(Side note: this shoot was the impetus for me to decide that the Vanagon needed to go – it broke down right when we got to Palmdale, had to be towed all the way back to Los Angeles.)

New reel will be on it’s way soon!

The Hobosoul Gets Sexy

Posted by chuck | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Video | Posted on 09-11-2011

Like we said, a lot of stuff on the way. So, let’s kick things off with this commercial we did for an underwear company called Br4ss. We teamed up with Matt Rodgers Media to create this tale of a man being fitted for a pair of boxers by a sexy seamstress. Enjoy.

The Hobosoul Brewery

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo | Posted on 02-11-2011

You might all be wondering what we at the Hobosoul have been up to all year. We haven’t posted a video on our home page in a while (some soon to come), but we’ve been busy brewing. A lot.


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In Transition

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 11-08-2011

The hobo’s life is and always has been about transition. Moving from one city to the next. Looking for work, finding work, working the job…and back to step one. You get the idea.

I sit here today a man in transition. A company in transition. A life in transition. Just over one year ago, my wife and I moved out of a 1973 Winnebago Chieftain that had been my home for close to five years. We transitioned from life in LA to life in Oakland.

One month ago, that Winnebago was sold. And with that, the Winnebago Experience officially comes to a close. At least, for now.


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Berkeley Motorhomes – 72 Hour Violation

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 14-06-2011

This guy has recently appeared right out in front of my workplace. Apparently, some people in Berkeley dislike motorhomes just as much as they do in LA.

The dreaded 72 hour notice.

In true Hobosoul news, we’re inching closer and closer to completion on some current projects…stay tuned and thanks for your patience.

Berkeley Motor Homes – The Southwind

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 04-04-2011

Some might say my nickname for this one is an easy one – but it’s the dual meaning of it that makes it. Perched proudly on the Powell Street peninsula, very near to the Emeryville Marina and with a clear view of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and the city of San Francisco, this guy has picked the perfect spot. I’m sure the southerly winds keeps the foul, unwashed body scent and stale urine stink far away from this man’s humble home.

Berkeley Motor Homes – The Renegade Health Show

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 26-03-2011

The Renegade Health Show!

I have a feeling this isn’t a home…but more a mobile studio. Or advertising machine. In any case, it caught my eye. A few times…I ride by it every day on my way to work.

Find out more about the Renegade Health Show here.

Berkeley Motor Homes – The Blue Beet

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 21-03-2011

I’ve seen this one once and only once. I may never see it again, so I’m glad I got a snapshot. Shiny blue. Bike storage. Clearly doesn’t leak – no tarp. A welcome home for any hobo.

Berkeley Motor Homes – The King of All

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 28-02-2011

In my biking around Berkeley, I’ve thought of a new series of posts: The Motorhomes of Berkeley. Sorry, I couldn’t come up with a more creative title. Just get down to business.

This is a beauty. A bus…with a bus on top. Every other motorhome pales in comparison – mainly in ingenuity. This guy cruises a few different spots on the west side of my office. Set up with a solar panel on the roof and windows blocked out, I can only assume that someone lives in it. Some lucky dude.

Japanese Mobile Home

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Resourceful Living, Travel | Posted on 31-01-2011

In lieu of posting something about Sundance 2011, I’m choosing today to post something short about an amazing Japanese mobile home. Sundance pictures will come soon, but in the meantime, this blog (and this topic) have been quiet for too long.

Another link from Hobo Friend Ron, you’ll find a camping car that converts to two stories. Doesn’t look half bad either, we probably would have gotten less than half the amount of complaints had this been our home in LA.

http://dornob.com/convertible-camper-diy-japanese-style-mobile-home/

A Man Called Jon – Winner!

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo | Posted on 13-01-2011

Congratulations to DeAndra, my wife and Hobosoul jack-of-all-trades, for winning an Award of Merit from the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood! It was just a few years ago that the script started as something “by-committee” but it wasn’t until she was able to weave her own creative ideas into the piece that it truly felt like a piece worth reading/making/viewing. And now someone else agrees! She’s currently working on a few more features, a musical and some more hobo shorts which we hope will catapult her into a fulfilling career as a screenwriter.

Well done!

Tiny Homes – An Update

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Resourceful Living | Posted on 29-11-2010

A while back, Vern posted about Tiny Homes – and today, Hobo Friend Ron sent me a video with some updates on the phenomena.

As the economy continues to flounder around, looks like things are taking off for the company. I even noticed wheels on one – does that make it a tiny motorhome?

The Hobosoul, makin even easier to keep in the loop

Posted by chuck | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Storytelling | Posted on 26-10-2010

The Hobosoul is now on twitter. Follow us and we’ll keep you posted on what we’re up to and when we have new projects up for you to see.  Search for @thehobosoul.