Article taken from The West Australian June 10th 2009:


Perth caught on film

Underwood, 20, took to a city street armed with a camera and a question just over a week ago, inspired by an overseas film project called Fifty People One Question.

He asked the question “What would make your day?” to 50 strangers, which he then compiled into a video and posted on YouTube.

The simple question elicited an array of answers from people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life. Some people listed the simple things, such as a smile from a stranger, making a difference to someone’s day, time with family or summertime.

Others said winning Lotto, the Dockers winning a premiership or getting an expensive leather jacket would make their day.

Underwood said he thought the answers provided a “nice slice of humanity”.

“I don’t think any responses were selfish . . . the question itself and answers got an insight into their life at that moment and what they had been through,” he said.

Underwood said some comments were particularly heartfelt, with one woman saying she would want her friend, who was recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, to get well.

“I was just hoping to cover a really diverse range of people,” Underwood said. “Australia is very multicultural and that’s what I wanted to go for.”

After watching British and American versions of Fifty People One Question (Benjamin Reece, Deltree, Crush+Lovely) — where people were asked where they wanted to wake up — Underwood said he wanted to share the concept with the Perth community.

“I’m always looking for ways to be creative with video,” he said.


Shot with Sony EX1 and Letus Extreme - Nikon 50mm 1.4
Music Composed by Harry Livings

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