SHORT FILM (2018)
Crippled by a lifetime of overthinking, I guess I'm a typical artist – forever worried about rejection, people’s perceptions and how things look. One beautiful afternoon in 2018, I was challenged to leave my house, walk the busy streets, and ask sixty-one strangers for a hug. Although terrified by the inevitable rejections ahead, I accepted, clinging to my long-standing belief that ‘overthinking is the enemy of remarkable’. Filmed in one take using actual footage from the challenge, ’61 Hugs’ demonstrates the remarkable power of optimism, heart, goodwill, human spirit, spontaneity and the universe.
WATCH THE US PREMIERE:
Invited to San Diego for the US premiere, watch my post-screening Q&A below.
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