Gilbert (2010) 

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Director
Nathaniel Hansen
Date
2010

A documentary short about Gilbert, the Beacon Hill "town crier." For the last 9 years, since losing his job and becoming homeless, Gilbert has delivered the weather, sports, and breaking headlines from his spot on the Boston Common. Music (used with permission) in this piece is called "Blue Bicycle" by Dusseldorf-based pianist / composer Volker Bertelmann also known as Hauschka. Artistic Statement: This is the first in a series of profiles of people who I think are interesting, and who I see on almost a daily basis. I don't want to limit the series to people who live "on the fringe," but it would be appropriate to say that most of the people I interview are eclectic, eccentric, and just a little bit unique. The art is in the viewing - but I hope to turn my lens on individuals that don't always color in the lines, whether they can help it or not.

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digrifter

on January 26, 2012 at 1:49am

Powerful.

Eduarten

on September 07, 2011 at 4:01pm

I've seen it quite long time ago, but i have to admit - This film is a real thing!

birota

on March 06, 2011 at 11:26pm

Thought-provoking. Did a good job of capturing aspects of the character of the subject (Gilbert). I'd like to see more from this film maker.

tim_h

on January 29, 2011 at 12:59am

Great great great short!

pranav_waghmare

on January 03, 2011 at 6:41pm

Gilbert is nice portrait.Nathaniel Hansen I have Seen your two short films up to now.I am very much learning about short film making from you.looking forward to the next profile.
Keep up the great work.

SirClive

on December 09, 2010 at 9:52pm

I really enjoyed this, Gilbert seems like a really interesting guy. But like others I really wanted to hear more of his story. Would have been good to follow him for a week. Would also have liked to see what the general public thought of him. I can image he could appear quite aggressive with his loud, deep voice if you didn't know who he was or didn't listen to what he was saying.

Lepsie

on December 05, 2010 at 12:30am

At age 54 he would have been 19 years old at wars end. If he looks good now, can you imaging just how young he looked as a 15 year old? Did anyone ask if he fought on the other side or what?:)

Lepsie

on December 05, 2010 at 12:30am

At age 54 he would have been 19 years old at wars end. If he looks good now, can you imaging just how young he looked as a 15 year old? Did anyone ask if he fought on the other side or what?:)

Lepsie

on December 05, 2010 at 12:30am

At age 54 he would have been 19 years old at wars end. If he looks good now, can you imaging just how young he looked as a 15 year old? Did anyone ask if he fought on the other side or what?:)

Lepsie

on December 05, 2010 at 12:29am

At age 54 he would have been 19 years old at wars end. If he looks good now, can you imaging just how young he looked as a 15 year old? Did anyone ask if he fought on the other side or what?:)

DeeTu

on November 21, 2010 at 6:12am

Great film. I love the style....documentaries are best without narration from narrators, but with interview content as a driving force. I dig it.

I'm in Seattle too. If you're working on a new film, I'd be interested in helping out with background music. Check my samples at http://soundcloud.com/deetu

FrogDemon

on November 18, 2010 at 8:03pm

Enjoyed every moment of this film. Keep up the great work. Would like to see more like this. Also maybe do another film of Gilbert while he is actually working. Maybe something like:

A Day in the Life of Gilbert.

Would be awesome to see him just doing what he does through out the entire day. Thank you.

amplex

on November 13, 2010 at 7:39pm

Very captive piece about the 'town cryer'. Caught my attention which can be hard in this media saturated age. Looking forward to seeing more like this!!! Thanks!

McFex

on October 03, 2010 at 7:25pm

Thanks for this interisting portrait! I am looking forward to the next profile...

lori1

on July 12, 2010 at 8:46pm

Thanks for sharing! A real life look into the life of one man whom some would say is down on his luck but making the best of it just the same. I would have liked to know more about Gilbert's story. I look forward to seeing more. And yes, he does look good for 54.

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