Indie filmmaker looking for actors and info about road life

ElderGreen9

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Hey all,

I'm an indie filmmaker making a love story between two young men set in the world of homeless travelers. Back in college, all of my friends (and some lovers ;)) were travelers. I never lead that lifestyle myself but I was close to that world and as a filmmaker, it's always something that I've been interested in portraying.

For my film, I want to do an actual road trip across the country with the two lovers and want to connect with actual travelers out there who might want to be in the film along the way. You don't have to be actor, just down to act :) Musicians too! I want the depiction of the vagabond lifestyle to be legit, with real stories and actual travelers.

I'm also looking for stories and general info about life on the road. The challenges, the freedom, the good times, the bad. Any performers would be paid and anyone who helps out would be credited in the film. FYI this is a SUPER indie film. I'm just looking to make a cool, psychedelic, indie film about a way of life that most people don't know about all in a POSITIVE light.

We're probably not filming until the spring but I'm just getting the conversation started. If this sounds interesting to anyone, hit me up! Thanks for checking this out.

Cheers,

Chris
 
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Should be interesting on the responses - normally it can be a OH MAN another person coming here wanting to film our plight and blah.

However some of your film and interview requests have made it through and were allowed to be documented - living life and riding and more, and surviving.... and mostly it was filmed on a good basis - improvement - how much better the cicies are treating the homeless, rather than down riding them all the time. I

Your idea of a more love story may be ok as there may be good partnerships and unhappy ones.

Hopefully you may get some people who respond to you and want to contribute.
 
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Should be interesting on the responses - normally it can be a OH MAN another person coming here wanting to film our plight and blah.

However some have made it through and filmed some iconic people doing what they do best - surviving and riding and more, and surviving..

Your idea of a more love story may be ok as there may be good partnerships and unhappy ones.

Hopefully you may get some people who respond to you and want to contribute.
Thanks Tude! Like I said, I had a lot of friends who lived this life so I'm not as much of an outsider as maybe some people. I'm definitely not looking to film any "plight." My film is actually really optimistic and beautiful. Like anything I know there are good and bad sides to EVERY lifestyle so my only aim is to depict it accurately. The good, the bad, the beautiful, and the not so beautiful. That said, the film is going to GORGEOUS AND FILLED WITH LOVE.

I should also add that the love story in the film is between two men. They become a rock for each other in their experiences on the road.
 

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As a queer gay traveler, consider my interest piqued. Have you wrote the script? What stages of this idea are you at?

What is your experience with gay travelers? How much do you know about nomadic culture?
 
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As a queer gay traveler, consider my interest piqued. Have you wrote the script? What stages of this idea are you at?

What is your experience with gay travelers? How much do you know about nomadic culture?
I've written some of the script years back but I'm re-writing it now. A lot of is it going to be improv on the road but there will be specific plot points we want to hit. I'd say the idea is in the early-ish stages.

I'm gay myself and met some gay travelers back in college when most of my friends were vagabonds. I've never been nomadic but I've travelled a lot, backpacking around the world. I learned a lot from my friends back in the day but it's been awhile and I've unfortunately lost touch with a lot of them which brings me here. I'd love to chat more with you about your experiences being a gay traveler. I'll DM you my e-mail.
 
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Currently I'm in San Diego for a couple weeks then I'll be in Sacramento vicinity for a while, I wouldn't mind Helping out with your film if we cross paths ,I'm bit of a indie film head myself, I wouldn't want cash either because film making, making art is something I do for fun anyway, Good luck with wtvr happens
 

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