“I knew for this project that I wanted to go abroad to shoot it. I was looking around online for volunteering opportunities and I found this place. It’s called the Kathputli colony and it’s the world’s largest concentration of street performers who all live in a slum in Delhi. In exchange for teaching English and basic admin work, I got two guides to take me around the slum for a month and introduce me to all of these people. Kathputli is actually Indian for puppet, so it’s literally the puppet colony.
Don’t get me wrong, these people are really good. They all perform in 5-star hotels and that’s how they make their money. This guy actually performed in front of the first Indian Prime Minister. All of these shots were taken inside people’s homes.”