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RTW documentary about buskers by omnigut on 26 July 2011 2:22pm
 
I just passed Palin on the streets on London today, looked up and told him "It's not every day you get to see a genius." I was going to say "...childhood hero", but didn't want to make him feel old.

So,
I'm filming a documentary about buskers all over the world. You can see where we're going here:

www.thebuskingproject.com/map

This is a travel site, so I'll put the destinations we've filmed in here (although I normally don't like writing long lists!) Lisbon, Marrakech, Barcelona, Rome, Athens, Istanbul, Jaipur, Calcutta, Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Moscow, Stockholm and Copenhagen, and are taking a two week stay in London before starting on the second half of the trip.

We've been filming buskers ("street performers") in each destination for the documentary, but also for our website. We've got 100 performers filmed, 100 hours of footage, 100 clips already online.

And to start it all off, we needed inspiration. That came in the form of Palin's travel documentaries. What an amazing set.

We're only three people, an independent doc, and needing more funds to complete production of the movie. We're having a fundraiser on the 14th of August. An interview with Mr Palin beforehand, or a quote, or even an appearance by him would pack the place out and help us finish our journey.

I don't know if he has a press person or some other way of getting in touch with him, and I can't just walk around London until I see him again. So, any suggestions would be very, very welcome.

Thank you everybody,

Nick
Director, The Busking Project
nick@thebuskingproject.com
www.thebuskingproject.com
 
Re: RTW documentary about buskers by suzulu on 27 July 2011 1:52pm
 
Go to the bottom of this page and click Contact. It will give you an address.

Good luck!
 
Re: RTW documentary about buskers by sighthound on 27 July 2011 7:09pm
 
So cool, Nick!!! Keep on keeping on!

Dear Michael Palin (and whoever of his reps who might read this),

Please give Nick a chance, please give him a quote if not an appearance. It's so hard to do independant docs. This might actually be good. It's worth a chance. You can never tell....
 



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