Living on a Shoestring (2016)

LIVING ON A SHOESTRING is a short documentary focusing on the lifestyle and challenges of busking and street entertainment from one musician's perspective. The short documentary features musician and street entertainer, Jools Baker. During my time with Jools – following him around as he played his sax and entertained the public on the streets – my perception of what busking is and why people do it changed dramatically. Busking and street entertainment is a way of life and a career choice for many musicians like Jools. Jools chose to sell his flat and opt for a life on the road living out of his van. This is his story.

Release date: 8th August 2016 | Running time: 7 mins 39 secs
Directed, filmed and edited by Tamara Gabriel, featuring Jools Baker

Why documentaries?

I started out as a Front-End Web Developer back in 2009, but during that time, I had this nagging voice in my head that kept telling me to pick up my camera and explore where that might lead.

So when I began photography back in 2012 it eventually led me on to video production, and because of my natural love of watching documentaries, I knew this was something I had to explore.

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