Story/Presented by Nuno Rodrigues
Written/Edited by Ross Neil
Director/Camera by Mikel Iriarte
Additional camera by Simon Watson
SCREENED & NOMINATED for 'Best Documentary' at BFI Future Film Festival 2013
From a young age my best friend Nuno has never been bound by the conventions of a home. At 8 his mother brought him and his sister to England from Portuguese island Madeira. After moving around the country as a child they settled in Bournemouth but to Nuno’s dismay he was made homeless again aged 16 by his stepfather. Now Nuno embraces his homelessness and although he has settled in Leeds amongst the filmmaking community he uses his experiences to take him all over the world blowing bubbles to fund his travels.
Nuno and I first met 6 years ago in Bournemouth working on local youth filmmaking initiative: Pier Pressure. Although we have grown and moved in and out of each other’s lives over these years, we have found a unity in our passion to make film. Luckily, both attending the Northern Film School we have found many people around us who share this dream and who have helped us to make this film.
Originally this was shot as an entry for the WorldNomads Travel Scholarship to Rio de Janeiro. Nuno and I have stirred each other’s passions also for travelling and whilst he busked around East Europe this summer, I worked in Peru as a guide for volunteers. Intending to apply as a camera/presenter team, I wanted to prove to Nuno that he is just as confident carrying a story on-screen as off-screen so that I wouldn’t be forced on-camera and so that we could enjoy the experience and utilise his Portuguese (and my Spanish-Portuguese) to give the piece that much more charm.