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Documentary: Bubble Artists!?!?

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Raised by 45 people in 24 days
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!

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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.

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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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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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We've made great progress! It looks like we can buy camera insurance. Now we have to raise enough for all the drives, adapters, transportation, and such! I'll be pounding the pavement and working hard to make it happen! Please keep sharing!
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Yesterday I had the honor of speaking with the original bubbleologist Tom Noddy. Tom was curious about the documentary, and we talked about just how wild the world of the bubbleologists is. I got a lot of good advice and great insight. Here is a clip of "Bubble Magic" from the Johnny Carson show!
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It's Tuesday and we've made $600! Thank you everyone!

We seem to be able to raise about $1 per view of the campaign. Please consider sharing our story and see who you know that might contribute!
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