Tuesday, 27 September 2011

BOOM BOOM BLOCK PARTY IV Music Tree Foundation Launch



There are some really amazing people out there who never stop blowing my mind. The Boom Booms and Music Tree Foundation recently threw a giant block party with the proceeds going to Up With Hope. We would like to give our thanks to all the people who helped make this happen.

The Music Tree Foundation is helping keep culture alive in communities and supporting environmental grassroot projects. Very honoured to be a part of this.

http://musictree.tumblr.com

And can never say enough thanks to the Boom Booms , these guys know how to make it happen. Check out the sound!

www.theboombooms.ca

Thursday, 22 September 2011

we r the weeners



So we won best Documentary at the Slum Film Festival. It was really a big surge of encouragement to me and my crew. Big ups to Mathare in Motion!




Shooting movies in slums is #1 most stressful thing I do in my life. Within 2 minutes of setting up you have a crowd of 100 kids, grandmothers and drunks running around you, asking questions, trying to touch the equipment. It's really hard to not snap and sometimes I do. This little video I shot during the whole fest I think shows exactly how ridiculously hard it is trying to stay organized while shooting in one of the biggest slums on earth. It was a really great event and I hope it keeps going. This was the first ever Slum Film Fest (We think in the world, but we still can't figure that out).

Slum Film Festival 2011.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Up With Hope in High Def

Here's a little video I put together last week showing how Up With Hope gets down in Nairobi.

Untitled from Nat Canuel on Vimeo.