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Gene Alberts

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Filmmaker / Photographer
  • Film school and Visual Comms at Univ...
  • From Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Meet people who are excited for life, thrill-seekers or just passionate people.

ABOUT ME

I'm a filmmaker from Australia travelling the US. I grew up in Newtown, Sydney and began making films at 13 so film is my passion. I love people/characters and sharing stories.

I don't take life too serious and I try not to overthink things - do what you want.

The low down on aussie koalas so you don't have to go see them - their daily routine involves getting high off of eucalyptus leaves and basically screwing each other all day. If you see one that's seriously all they'll be doing - they fall out of their trees all the time from being so damn relaxed. They're pretty great, but i just saved you the 21hr trip.

I'm not religious but the awesomeness of nature and the shear scale of the universe are enough for me.

If you believe in star signs please keep it to yourself - for me its just effective cold reading and universal commonalities (everyone is in their head at times, is adaptable, is looking for love on some level, somewhat of an independent person but who also values friendship, seeks adventure, etc. give me a break)

I believe opportunities are everywhere and saying yes more often than no makes that true and leads to amazing experiences.

PHILOSOPHY
yes please but no redundant semantics conversations.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host when I'm home but at the moment travelling the US so i can bring the beers and high fives.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Rad.

Interests

Filmmaking, people, stories, bros who can shoot the shit and a few beers, girls who know how to chill, girls to date who have an actual personality and good energy and a sense of humour, stand up comedy, street photography, beers, dancing, chilling with mates, philosophy, hitting the beach, hiking, reading, shooting pool, epic ping pong tournaments, business startups, buddism, transformational festivals like Firefly and Sonic Bloom, genuine people.

Music, Movies & Books

Films: Revanche,The Pusher trilogy, Res Dogs, Punch Drunk Love, Noi the Albino, Apocalypse Now, Dead Man, Wild at Heart, Blue Velvet, Donnie Brasco, A place Beyond the Pines; Huge Hitchcock fan, also Kubrick, Herzog, Paul Thomas Anderson, Polanski, Jarmusch, the Coens, Spike jonze, Chabrol, Harmony Korine and Charlie kaufman screenplays.

Music: Flume, grammatik, Tycho, Jay Dee, Ta-ku , ratatat, dj shadow, rjd2, Mos Def, The Coup, Dead Prez, Fugees, Grammatik, saQi, Lou Reed, velvet underground, nick cave, iggy pop, pj harvey, Metallica, c.w stoneking, curtis mayfield, joy division, the kills the kinks, the knife.

Books: East of Eden, On the Road, Catcher in the Rye, 1984, Animal farm, Day of the Triffids, Robinson Crusoe, Fear and Loathing in las vegas, Truffuat on Hitchcock, Adventures in the screen trade.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hitchhiked from Amsterdam to Berlin in 3 crazy rides that included a lonley/guilty rich German business man in a mercedes, then a couple of big time belgium graffiti artists who had racked up 25 grand euro debt to the state, and lastly a car full of dutch bodybuilders who claimed to be trafficking kilos of coke under my seat.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Good vibes, beers or food, decent films, shooting pool, some good conversation.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Laos, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia

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