This story seems a little crazy now that I retell it. Last year I was inspired to produce a film on spirituality and mental health. I asked Ben Lee if he would consider an interview and he said YES!!! I hired a camera crew in Cairns, flew to Port Douglas and sat down with Ben one on one (with 3 camera crew!) for a chat about his views on the subject.
Probably the most impressive part of this discussion was how the film crew changed during the process. I knew Ben was a deeply conscious being, and I knew that I could ask questions around the subject of spirituality. But prior to the interview the film crew & I were discussing the football and the weather, and afterwards we were talking about raising daughters in a male-centric world, and how man has lost touch with our connection to the spiritual. I was genuinely amazed by the affect our chat had on these guys. It was then that I knew I could make something special.
Since then the going has been slow.... I have done a number of interviews now, enough to finish my project. I just need to start editing. Note: I have never edited anything before!! So I put together this little clip as a tongue in cheek comparison of Ben Lee and myself to Kermit the frog, and how one inspirational and deep song from our childhood has impacted our lives. It was also a good chance to learn some editing skills. I hope you enjoy :-)