"The Buskers & Lou" is a love story to Portland and all its eccentricities as seen by an outsider caught up in the transition from a quiet little artist's community into a fully realized city.
Lou, a former street musician who has lived off the grid his entire life, has returned home and is looking to plug in -- he's polishing up his resume and hitting the streets to find a job, and he hopes to save up enough money to find an apartment and move out of the van he's sharing with his "roommate" Jackie. Lou tries to keep his living situation private, and that works well until he bumps into Ben, an old busking buddy who befriends Jackie. Complicating the situation, Lou is trying not to hold a grudge against Ben, who may (or may not) have had something to do with Lou's being away for so long.
Shot like a reality show, edited like a documentary, and presented as a narrative feature, the format allows for unique and unexpected character interactions and plot development: we know plot points A and Z and a handful in between, but the rest will develop naturally during production.
Scripted specifically to be able to be produced quickly and for very little money, we are looking to raise $5,000 to cover all production related costs, including rental and transportation costs, and food and lodging for the cast and crew. Any additional funds raised will go directly toward film festival submission fees. We have a slew of incentives, from individually numbered post cards to Executive Producer credit. Please take a look at the production blog for more information, and to keep an eye on the progress of the movie.
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