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Gene Alberts

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 26, 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 awesome people, write and direct films and collaborate with passionate people.

ABOUT ME

I like partying when I can, but also down to just chill and have a chat / watch a movie. I'm a filmmaker / photographer from Sydney Australia, studying at the moment and on mid-semester break for a couple of months in the US.

PHILOSOPHY

hellzapoppin!

Not taking life too seriously but maintaining my passion and working hard at what I want to get done.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host when I'm home but at the moment travelling the US!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Met some of the greatest people in the world through couchsurfing - such a good community.

Interests

Films, filmmaking, stand up comedy, street photography, having a few 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, hacky sac.

Music, Movies & Books

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

Music: Flume, 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, Fear and Loathing in las vegas.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- Had my film featured in the largest short film festival in the world.
- Did a 10-day silent meditation course.
- Had my controversial past business featured as the front story for the 6pm news.

Teach, Learn, Share

Dig it.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Beers, shooting pool, hitting bars and clubs (decent wingman) good chats about anything.

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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