We are, every one of us, like a wise guru in charge of a mental patient.
— Jamie Catto
Jamie Catto is an author, film-maker and musician running transformational workshops and events to reclaim all the treasure we edited away into the shadows and facilitate everyone daring to be more real, more fallible, more tender, more intimate.
Jamie Catto is a former and founding member of Faithless. He was the ballad singer/songwriter, and became Art Director and Video Director of the band before leaving in 1999 to form the double-Grammy nominated, global music and film project 1 Giant Leap. His last album with Faithless was Sunday 8PM. He is also known as a photographer, script editor and creative catalyst.
When Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman formed 1 Giant Leap, they toured to such nations as Senegal, Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, India, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, America and Europe, equipped solely with a digital video camera, a laptop and a vision to explore ‘The Unity in the Diversity’. They released the first ‘1 Giant Leap’ in 2002. (It was nominated for 2 Grammys in 2003, sold over 300 thousand albums, and won numerous awards globally).
They collaborated with such artists as Dennis Hopper, Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Stipe, Bono, Susan Sarandon, k.d. Lang, Tom Robbins, Dido, Brian Eno, Tim Robbins, Daniel Lanois, Yoko Ono, J. P. Donleavy, Naomi Klein, Oumou Sangare, Billy Connolly, Baaba Maal, Rokia Traore, DBC Pierre, Neneh Cherry, Robbie Williams, Lila Downs, Bob Geldof, Neale Donald Walsch, Stephen Fry, Gita Mehta, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Speech, Mahotella Queens, Michael Franti etc.
In 2004, Simon Fuller and 19 Entertainment backed the production of the 2nd 1 Giant Leap Film, TV Series and CD, “What About Me?”1 Giant Leap finished their second film / album ‘What About Me?’ released on region 2 DVD June 2008 in the UK and won Grand Jury Best Documentary at Red Rock Film Festival at first screening in America at the end of 2008, has received numerous recognitions and additional screenings including a special screening at the DocMiami International Film Festival in 2010. (The making of What About Me? TV series screens on Channel 4 this November 2010.)
They travelled across 50 countries and 5 continents recording music and interviews What About Me? website
It features Tim Robbins, Daniel Lanois, KD Lang, Susan Sarandon, Zap Mama, Bob Geldof, Noam Chomsky, Billy Connolly, Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walcsh, Courtney Love, Carrie Fisher, Bhagavan Das, Ram Dass, Oumou Sangare, Rokia Traore, Stephen Fry, Eckhart Tolle, Michael Franti, Michael Stipe, DBC Pierre, Will Young Ram Dass Daniel Lanois, Maxi Jazz, Oumou Sangare, Mahotella Queens, Stewart Copeland, Lila Downs Ramata Diakite, and others.
Deep breathe, Jamie is insanely gifted and our chat he shares his wisdom and we delve more into the workshops he is offering in 2020 and how he lets life happen to him and moves with the beat rather than move against the beat. He finds the space between the notes, and it definatly shines through in our chat, just what an amazing human being Jamie is.
I was super nervous in our catch up, which I feel confident in my other talks, I have mastered moving through my nerves, but you can see why in our talk, Jamie is a big soul with a lot to share and I am committed to bringing my listeners the best parts of my guests, I believe we were able to reveal a lot of gems in our chat, and I hope to get to have him on again as their is so much more to share..
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