Tell us a bit about what you do?
Josh Figgs is the owner of Compass Coalition, a boutique production company with a passion for authentic human storytelling. Our mission is to promote travel, exploration and preservation of this beautiful planet through engaging cinematic content.
What location can you not wait to visit? What’s one place you think everyone should visit and why?
I can’t wait to visit Sri Lanka, have heard nothing but the best things! One place everyone needs to visit is right here in the U.S., Yellowstone National Park.
What’s the most important part of filmmaking?
In our opinion, it’s authenticity. In a time when we are the most connected digitally, we have also become the most disconnected socially. Then add the pandemic and people are more isolated than ever before. People want to hear a good story and they want to feel and emotional connection…the only way to create that is through authenticity and truth in storytelling.
What’s your favorite national park and why? What park do you most want to visit?
My favorite National Park is Yosemite. I’m partial to it because I grew up about an hour away from the South entrance. That place is pure magic, especially when the waterfalls are firing!
What’s something you take with you every time you travel?
Aside from my camera, the one thing I cannot travel without are my hats, I’m a hat guy what can I say!? I have been stopped countless times by various customs agents around the world asking me what’s in the (hat) box. When I open it and show them that it’s just hats, they always get a good laugh.
What are you most proud of?
I’m proud of the fact that I left behind a very successful career in Television to pursue my own thing. Starting a company and being creative on my own terms was always a dream, and now I get to do that every day! It’s definitely always easy, or glamorous, but there is nothing like having a vision and executing it.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learned through your work?
The best lesson I have learned is that when creating with passion, there are no shortcuts. The process is the process and art and creativity cannot be rushed. Quality work takes time. The other thing I have learned is that when I can’t find the lens cap, it’s always right where I left it.