23 April 11
Posted at 9:22
Hi there, so here goes.....My first blog!
After attending a very useful workshop for independent filmmakers called Seize the Future,
organised by The Sheffield Doc Fest. I was inspired by lots of new ideas and ways to create
a buzz about my character driven documentary.
So far I have been following Jake Mangle-Wurzel for three years; totally unfunded!
Using Mini DV tapes, super 8, and archived VHS tapes; I have so far managed
to gain 45 hours of footage. After the workshop advise; I decided to act fast and
get this site up and running!
During the three years of making this documentary I hadn’t really told any one
about it!, I now feel it is the time to share it with an audience via the Internet and
then when it’s finally completed I will hopefully have a group of people who are actually looking
forward to watching the end product!
And more importantly people will know that it exists!!!
This site will have written blogs from my self and even Jake Mangle- Wurzel
(using video blogs), this will give the viewers a chance to
chat and respond to Jakes messages .
The completed documentary will enable you to find out about this very misunderstood
Jake is a well-known in my hometown. He is seen as strange, he has a very unusual life style .
His characteristics label him as an eccentric.
"Eccentricity is often associated with genius, intellectual giftedness, or creativity.
The individual's eccentric behaviour is perceived to be the outward expression of their unique intelligence or creative impulse."
For more info on Eccentricity check the link below:
I wanted to find out how and why Jake became this odd character. I wanted to experience his
living arrangements; hobbies and thoughts very closely. Over the past three years
that is exactly what I have done.
I cannot wait share the eventful highs and lows with you all!
Many thanks for reading!
Also add Jake Mangle-Wurzel on facebook for more updates!