a new adventure
Less than 2 months ago, Todd Bieber posted a short video about a roll of exposed but undeveloped 35 mm film that he found in the snow in Prospect Park on December 30th, 2010. He included images from the roll of film – which he had eagerly and curiously developed, and ended the video with a plea for anyone who knew anything about anyone in the images to contact him so that he could return the film to its rightful owner. I’d venture that he didn’t expect to be travelling to Paris to return the images himself, but that’s exactly what happened.
The link to Todd’s video was forwarded endlessly through emails, twitter, blogs, and facebook (I must have seen it mentioned hundreds of times), and he was inundated with suggestions (helpful and otherwise). He posted a follow up video drawing attention to all of the attention that he received, and finally received a helpful response from someone who knew someone useful. When I first watched the video, I was reminded of Amelie, and I’m not surprised that others have felt the same way.
Today, Todd posted “Part 3″, a third video that concludes his little adventure. It’s a feel-good movie with memorable phrases such as “never ever try to keep up with the alcohol consumption of a large German man” and “it’s easy to be nice”. Watch where his mission to return the film took him:
This is the kind of adventure that I am drawn to. People are analogue. At least in all the important ways. Where do you keep your film?
It happened once, it can happen again. If you find me I’ll buy you coffee and we’ll become friends – it’s the beginning of an adventure.
(Todd has posted all three short videos here: http://toddbieber.tumblr.com/)