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Hello, I'm Safari Lee from Sydney, Australia and Sidestreeters is my podcast. I'm really happy you've stopped by.

I love discovering other people's stories - their never-ending passion to create, their drive to tour the back country with their band,  people doing things differently with courage, the event which lets a community's spirit shine, and so many more stories from the side streets...

Why the name Sidestreeters?

I keep meeting so many people who have such amazing lives and talents and I want the world to know about them. Instead of walking down the 'main street' (the tv channels, newspapers, review sites, art prizes that focus on the same people and places) I love to explore the 'side streets' to discover the adventurers doing cool things yet not getting the same attention. There are a few 'big names' thrown into the mix, and I aim for viewers to look beyond those big name videos to be introduced to many others who are just as awesome!

What do I do?

I'm a one-grrl band. I create the episodes and film short clips highlighting these adventurous people and places, in a relaxed interview/documentary style. I produce it entirely on my own - research, interview, shoot, record sound, edit. I've been a computer geek for years so enjoy the tech side of too.

I've made around 150 short films and have been a finalist in film festivals in the last few years. This year I'm completing my Bachelor of Visual Arts (majoring in film - they get all fancy and call it "Screen Arts") and am obsessed with researching other audio and film genres to integrate different elements in my work. So I like to shake up my creative style depending on who or what I'm featuring.

How often and how long?

I aim to create a few episodes a month. These can run anywhere from 5 minutes to 50 minutes, with supporting video clips around 2-3 mins. Some interviews may be a series if there is just too much awesomeness to squish into one.

What's my bigger picture?

Your donations are so hugely appreciated. Even though I will keep doing what I do - recording sounds and making films while I wander the side streets - whether I get a cent or not, I just know the podcast will be so much more fabulous with your support. More wonderful supporters means more stories from around the world, more collaborations, and more Sidestreeters featured. I would love to evolve into a team of creatives highlighting all the wonderful people, places and events who deserve the light being shone on them.

Oh, and definitely contact me if you know some cool 'Sidestreeters' I should be checking out! They may just appear in my next episode!

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