Countdown to Buzz Tour documentary

In twoScreenshot from Buzztour tape 10.avi - 5 days you can watch the one hour film for free online, download and share. Please help us create a buzz around its release by sharing it widely. The film has been screened in fifteen towns and cities around the country as well as at The Green Gathering, receiving great reviews.

Inspiring and uplifting…the film has really given me a lot to think about…thank you so much for sharing your wonderful journey…some documentaries can leave you feeling depressed but I felt so positive and inspired afterwards, thank you!

The film represents a sampling of the amazing people and projects encountered during the Buzz Tour. For the full story, you can use the free resources on this website or you can buy the book online. Both the book and the film focus not on what obstacles lay ahead of us, but on how we can overcome them together. The kindness and hard work of people all over the country made the journey possible. Ten different companions walked on the tour with an hour of silence each day, living off donations, and some of their video diaries are also in the film. Screenshot from Buzztour tape 4.0.avi - 7Over the course of five weeks I had the tough task of whittling the twelve hours of footage from the walk down to one. We interviewed over ninety people and there was hardly a village I walked through where someone was not doing something wonderful. Jade Neville kindly edited the final footage together, Formidable Vegetable Sound System donated their music for use in the film and it was filmed on a camera loaned by Insight Share.

I look forward to being able to finally share it with you.

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A journey to the heart

bowden house inviteFor the Buzz Bike Tour’s first night I partnered up with Steph Bradley for a Journey to the 2015-07-10 20.26.00Heart at Bowden House Community in Totnes.

In Steph’s entrancing storytelling style she told of 13 aspects of wisdom in the warriors way, based on a month long walk in Wales, using a found object to represent each. 2015-07-10 20.35.59

 

So much of what Steph said  resonated with my own experiences and journey in a way that was very grounding. With immense relief I discovered that the lovely people attending really enjoyed the Buzz Tour documentary and found it very inspiring.

It was a good reminder to relax and that after all the hard work, logistics and sleep deprivation of putting it together, it’s now time to just enjoy the journey.
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The finish but not the end

berwick thumbnailThank you, for everything! 

After four months of walking, it was a massive relief and joy to complete the walk! 🙂 You can see a video here and article that the local paper made.

THANK YOU so much to all the people who walked on the Buzz Tour, to all those who shared their stories with us, to all those who donated and all those who fed and sheltered us. Without all those pieces of kindness and support it would have literally been impossible. There is no way we could have done a journey like this without the daily grace, charity and kindness of others. You have all created something which exceeded my expectations in every way. I am so grateful and lucky to have met you all.

This weekend’s climate march in London drew people from lots of different parts of the Buzz Tour, it was so wonderful to be reunited. We’d love to see everyone again! So we’re going to throw a Pollination Party in Oxford on the 25th of October! We’ll be emailing everyone invites over the next couple of days so if you don’t hear from us please drop us an email – we haven’t forgotten you, it’s just hard to gather all the emails together.

We’ve started work on a book about all the amazing things from the Buzz Tour. If you walked along and would like to write about your experience please drop us an email – we didn’t get everyone’s email at the time. As we finish a draft chapter it’ll be posted online so that everyone can comment and help us make it fantastic. We hope to have the book finished by spring!

During the walk we took ten hours of great interviews and footage that we’d love to make in to a documentary. If you’d like to be involved get in touch!

 

 

 

Insight Share donates video equipment

Thank you to Participatory Video experts Insight Share in Oxford who have donated a video camera to us for the walk! We’ll be using it to create a higher quality short documentary of the tour. The first part of which we aim to screen for the first time on 20-22nd June at the Tandem environment and music festival in Oxford.

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The way we do it is straight away to hand over the camera and they tell their own story through activities and games. So they’re learning straight away. Once they have the basic skills we help them with storyboarding.

A storyboard consists of pictures representing video scenes, to help plan and visualize the shooting of the footage.