Documentary: Bubble Artists!?!?

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Raised by 58 people in 1 month
Created August 24, 2018
Bubble Dreamers
With the help of Sally Spaderna of Koerner Camera Systems, I am starting a new documentary project with the goal of Netflix distribution: "Dreams of the Bubble People", and we are enlisting a team of helpers.  It may sound silly, but I assure you: do not underestimate the rich, wondrous, and very human story of: “The Amazing Bubble Man” His name is Louis Pearl, and I would like to tell his story.

Now, we have to chase the bubbles to the International Bubble Festival and Conference this September 21st - 26th in Bangor, Wales U.K.  We need to go to film Louis and 79 other leading bubble artists.  We'll have epic scenes in front of an ancient Welsh castle, bonfires, mountains, and attempts at 11 new world records with Guinness observing.  This footage will add so much value to the film, and if we get it, we can more easily approach large donors and sponsors.  

We already have cameras donated and a willing crew of professionals, now we just need insurance, business expenses, etc..

Join us on our ride to Wales!

Why:  While attending a movie at the Clinton St. Theater I saw a trailer for a live bubble stage show featuring bubble artist Louis Pearl, a.k.a. “The Amazing Bubble Man.” By the end of the trailer the audience was so entranced with the rainbow of colors and shapes that EVERYONE WAS CHEERING!  This was so unexpected, I knew I had to see this show.  I enthusiastically bought tickets for his late night “Cabaret” show with his partner: musician Jetti Black Pearl.  What followed was a complete surprise; this little stage show that started so simply, took hold of our minds, enchanted us, and created a connection to something both deep and beautiful; a memory of childhood wonder.  The energy in that room was ecstatic.

Louis is not only a "bubble artist" (there is a world-wide community), he has many, many stories.  This documentary starts in bohemian San Francisco of the 1960's. The story continues up through the dramatic rise and fall of Louis' toy company, tv appearances, cannabis busts, professional competition, fluid-dynamic science, a near-death experience, and now Louis' international stage show.  This is a story that is ready to be told.
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I'm just getting over the jet-lag and exhaustion of hauling that camera around. We got some EPIC shots. I will post some "donor-only" video once I start going through the footage. This successful fundraiser takes us to the next level and shows me that this film has real merit. On a personal note, I am very emotionally moved by the support, interest, and generosity displayed here. I think I'll start a blog to write about the whole process.

Thank you everyone. I will be in touch with more info as I get caught up from the trip. Big Love to all of you.
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Prynhawn da from Cymru!
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We’ve got less than $882 left to go! It’s 3:30 AM, and I just finished packing. I feel like I’ve been packing for days, because I have!

Today I picked up lenses and accessories from Koerner Camera Systems. It’s always an honor to share space with cinematic professionals. Michael has donated some great lenses, batteries, and memory cards for the camera that was donated by Open Signal. This is a truly collaborative project and I am always proud to be a bridge between different groups and organizations!

Less than nine hours until I fly out!

Big Love,

Special thanks to Sally for setting up the donated rental, and to Noah for taking care of me at Open Signal.
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Ummmmm... So THIS is our FREAKING AMAZING CASTLE!!!! It's Caernarfon Castle in Gwynedd, Wales, just south of Bangor. It will be FILLED WITH GIANT BUBBLES for the festival!
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Raised by 58 people in 1 month
Created August 24, 2018
Bubble Dreamers
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