One Week Job Surpasses $3500 In Documentary Funding

Outdoor skating makes me pump my fist in the air!Photo: Outdoor skating last week while filming in Edmonton

Thanks to our wonderful supporters, we've now passed $3500 in doc funding. This is a huge milestone! Sean and I are supremely grateful for your dollars and every bit helps us bring the One Week Job doc closer to completion.

For those that wish to support us in other ways, check out 6 ways you can help spread the word.

Last week Sean and I were in Edmonton shooting an interview with Henri Ferguson of Lotus Soul Gym (for those who remember Sean's week as a yoga instructor).

I've also shot interviews with Sean's parents, sister, friends, and also an interview with Sean himself. This means 90% of the shooting is complete. I've also managed 25% of the initial edit - which means we're right on track for a summer 2009 release.

Doesn't get more exciting than that!

Producer Profile: 5 Questions With Jason Leung

As part of a new feature, we're profiling the producers who have donated towards the One Week Job documentary film. Would you like to be featured? First, become a producer! 1. What was the worst job you've ever done? What was the best?

Jason LeungThe worst job I ever had was a Security Guard position. I took the job with a very reputable company during the Christmas season hoping to get on with one of the large events that would be happening.

Instead they stuck me on graveyard looking after a parking lot of an apartment building located in a sketchy area of New Westminster. I guess they had to start people somewhere. But I feared for my safety most nights and quit after a week.

In that time, there were 3 cars stolen, and I was not suppose to do anything other than be a visible presence, be a witness to anything, and report events that occur at the end of my shift. There was maximum risk with minimal rewards, as the pay was very low.

No wonder most security guards are useless, as they are never fully compensated for the amount of danger that is put upon them.

Furthermore, the job is quite primitive and you do not really do a whole lot other than being present. The bright side of the job is that you are suppose to interact with everyone in the area to try and get a feel of the surroundings and the people to build up a security report of a situation or an event.

However, being that I was working overnight in pretty much the ghetto, the only members of the public around to interact with were either drug addicts, drug dealers, or kids that shouldn’t be up so late.

The best job I ever had was a Cashier/Clerk at the BC Liquors Stores.

The job was about interaction between employers and customers, and customers going into a liquor store are generally very happy and in a good mood. They are buying booze as oppose to drinking booze in a bar, where you may have trouble dealing with drunken shenanigans if you worked there.

The liquor stores, which I was working at, was also in the area where I grew up from, so I frequently saw a lot of my old friends come in, always providing a fun conversation.

The only downside of the job was that it was on call everyday, without knowledge of time of shift or location, and the hours were limited. So there isn’t much of a future in the position, however, it was ideal for a part time gig.

The other reason that might have made this job so enjoyable for me was because I took this immediately after quitting my worst job.

2. What are the types of things you're passionate about?

I’m passionate about travelling, music, and travelling for music. I want to see the whole world and experience different cultures of all the interesting people out there.

Music sets the mood on everything for me. Finding a job that you are passionate about is truly a difficult task, and mixing passion with work together could sometimes be dangerous. You may not be able to fully enjoy your passion if it is required to be work as well.

But at the same time, it may not even feel like work if you are doing something you’re passionate about. The possibility of turning your passion into the perfect job is worth attempts.

3. What do you find most interesting about the One Week Job project?

The wide variety of everything presented by the project is the most interesting part. You have to give everything a chance, and with such a wide range of jobs presented, the project compiled more experiences and lessons learned, becoming more well rounded.

Also the drive and the commitment that both Sean and Ian have displayed in the project is remarkable. They set out to achieve a goal and they stayed focused on it the whole time, not letting anything get in there way of doing so, while having fun at the same time.

4. Why did you decide to donate toward the One Week Job film?

Money should never be too important, but unfortunately it is usually required to bring something somewhere great. The project is about people helping people, and our donations are just minimal compared to the amount work that is required for this project.

Also the whole karma thing!

5. What do you hope to see represented in the film?

I hope the film can show that hard work and dedication is always rewarded in all ways not just through money. Keep up the good work guys!

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