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『幼い頃僕は世界から必要とされなかった』はエンタテーナーを目指している男性の実話である。英語を学ぶと決心した23歳の中村鷹人(ナカムラタカヒト)はオーストラリアへ旅に出た。奇妙でユニークな仮装をしながらバスキングをやってみたら、想像もできなかった新たなエンタテーナー生活が始まった。いつも笑顔でいる彼はああ見えても、実は幼い頃に暗い過去を持っている。今まで一人で生きてきた彼は、必要とされていない世界で名声を求め生きていこうと決めた。

When I Was Young the World Didn’t Need Me is a hybrid observational-poetic documentary film about an aspiring Japanese comedian’s bold pursuit of fame in a world that ignored and abandoned him when he was a child.

What was originally meant to be a year of study abroad in Australia transforms Takahito “TK” Nakamura into Duckman—a popular Sydney street busker. Clad in an unmistakably yellow lycra costume, nothing is too ridiculous for this impossibly cheerful fellow. And as a survivor of a violent childhood, no situation is too dire.

But what is driving young TK’s lust for fame and how much of it is tainting the traumatic story he tells himself and others?

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FILMMAKERS

The independent Australian production of When I Was Young the World Didn’t Need Me started pre-production in November 2016. Filming started in February 2017 and ended in May 2017. The documentary is currently in post-production.

WILLIAM SUEN
WILLIAM SUEN

Director

William is a freelance filmmaker based in Sydney. He completed his Graduate Certificate in Directing from the Australian Film & Television Radio School in 2016.

BENJAMIN LANCASTER-POWELL
BENJAMIN LANCASTER-POWELL

Cinematographer

Benjamin creates art on the screen with elaborate lighting set-ups and creative camera movements. He completed his Diploma in Cinematography at the Australian Film & Television Radio School in 2016.

MARGARETT CORTEZ
MARGARETT CORTEZ

Producer

Margarett is an anthropologist by education and an arts worker by profession, experienced in film festivals. She has been developing and producing films with William Suen under the name Half Symbolic.

ABOUT TK

Takahito Nakamura
Takahito Nakamura

aka Duckman

Takahito Nakamura (TK), the subject of the documentary, is a 23-year-old entertainer from Tokyo, Japan. TK was popularly known as the busker Duckman in Sydney. Before coming to Sydney and transforming into Duckman, TK was active for 7 years as a comedian with the acclaimed comedy company Yoshimoto Creative Agency. He specialises in “Jigakuneta” comedy and is currently developing new skits in English while travelling the world.

GET IN TOUCH

contact(at)wheniwasyoungfilm(dot)com

© WSUEN / Half Symbolic Films 2017