This was originally supposed to be a three minute project as an introduction to documentary filmmaking on my film and tv course. I exported this overlong unedited version because I feel the pace is comfortable and I couldn't stand removing some of the subject's interview responses.
Deciding to try and record street performances at Covent Garden, my crew and I noticed Ossie, a veteran performer, and after filming his act he agreed to be interviewed, and was wonderfully honest and insightful about his experiences working on the street. I feel this is more than any of us planned to achieve on this short project and I hope we did Ossie justice.
Produced by Mike Morrell
Research by Matt Smith
Camerawork by Josephine Thieme
Editing and Direction by Steven Chamberlain.