(I hope I'm posting in the right topic).
Let me introduce myself, I'm Greg, I study geography and landscape in Paris at the Sorbonne University.
This is now my fourth year as a student, and this year is a particulary one.
I have to realise a documentary connected to geography. So I decided to enlarge the subject to something between urbanism, gardening and politics. That's why I choose you, the Guerrilla Gardeners. Everything came to me when a few days ago I saw you and your activits pals giving an interview to a french TV broadcast, reporting counter-culture all around the world, nammed "Tracks". I felt in love with your movement, and this new way to do activism. Then I said : That's it! I'm gonna ask those guys if I may meet them and shot a report on their actions.
But this exercise is much more than a simple film. I shall present my work to a jury of teachers, two of them are giving course at the Fine-Art & Cinema University. So this have to be something else, something more than a quickly-done documentary, it has to be a real cinema thing. That's also why the final cut will be 35 minutes lengh.
My point is to go deeper into your life as Guerrilla Garderners, and not just present you and your action in a short footage. I want to realise one of the first real documentary on guerrilla gardening in its two most active spots : UK and Germany. This film will tell history of the movement, the way you live as activists and all the stuff you do and don't do to keep the guerrilla going. And also the problems you may have with law, landscape business and police wich I will interview too.
So, you need to understand that my way to realise this film will sometimes be a bit intrusive... But I promess to keep it really low profile, shadow style. I nearly forgot the most important, I intend to shot the fisrt scene of my documentary on March, and I will stay in London shooting your actions during 3 weeks, maybe a month.
I hope you will be as enjoyed as I am.
Don't hesitate to tell me if my demands are realistic or not, and what will be better for all us to make this adventure the coolest one!
Best regards, Greg.