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Gordie Pauling Interview

July 31, 2023
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“Mahico gives me the feeling of driving towards a small familiar village on a dusty road with a warm wind carrying the sound of music and laughter”
We caught with a dear amigo and head of Mahico set design Gordy Pauling. Gordy is an art creative / photographer. He has worked on a variety of film sets including Mad Max most recently. We look forward to creating Mahical things together at our Garden fiestas in the year ahead!

You recently joined the Mahico team as head of Set Design. How did this come about? What is your connection to Mahico?

We met over a mutual love of coffee! Jordan’s vision of gathering friends together in the spirit of a Mexican village with music, family, love, and connection, was inspiring. I wanted to be part of this.


We feel so privileged to have you on Board. You have previously worked in set design  on some major film productions such as Mad Max. Can you talk to what you have taken away from these experiences?

Anything that is visually astonishing and unpredictable gives me a reason to jump out of bed at 3am! I got pushed beyond belief and found being surrounded by the best creatives in the business an exhilarating experience. I had found my place.

We are excited to create further Mahico experiences with you in the coming year. What are some of the Mahico aesthetics that have helped / inspired you?

Mahico gives me the feeling of driving towards a small familiar village on a dusty road with a warm wind carrying the sound of music and laughter.

What other creative and future projects  are you currently working on? 

I  love the present moment! I have a lot of projects ahead, but honestly, if I could grab one thing before running out the door, it’s my old camera. In this process I find all the things that I love the most; travelling, sitting and observing with a chai in hand, the element of surprise, and the deliciousness of waiting a few days for the film to be processed.

Lastly, what makes Mahico special for you?

Mahico feels quirky and refreshing, experimental, and a lovely work in progress.

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