Monday 12th March 2012, Kloof Nek, Cape Town.
A friend posted a short film on Facebook: Patrick_1
If you've been following Wearelucky, you'd know I have a lot of time for the car guards of Cape Town and the film on Facebook really struck a chord with me. Patrick works close to where I stay in Cape Town and I love the fact he is so ambitious and energetic and has a burning desire to succeed. I contacted the guys who made the video and turned up a day earlier than arranged. It made a welcome change from always being late but it also meant that I couldn’t meet Patrick on that particular day. I explained the project to Chris Auret, whose idea it was to make the vid, and he was moved to tears by how his film had sparked such a positive chain of events. Chris is one of the worlds nice guys, for sure.
More tears flowed when I eventually got to meet Patrick and it was one of the most emotional moments of Wearelucky. Chris asked if he could film me handing over the cash and explaining the project, but I declined. I'm still uncomfortable with the idea of that. However, I do regret not capturing Patrick's initial reaction – it was absolutely priceless and really brought home what the project is about. Truly beautiful.
The guys did make a second film shortly after: Patrick_2
Questions & Answers
1. What were your first thoughts and feelings when propositioned with Wearelucky?
J'etais emotionne et joyeu.
2. What have you decided to do with the money?
Je me suis decide d'aller au college et faire un petit commerce.
3. What were the reasons driving that decision?
Pour moi c'etait une opportunite de proffessionaliser, approfondir mon art et essayer de me prendre un tout petit peu en charge.
4. Do you feel that being involved is important to the giving process?
Oui, parceque, si on s'implique on comprend directement les besoins des autres.
5. Has Wearelucky inspired you?
Oui, beaucoup, en donnant la confiance en soi et a penser a aider les autres.