Hugo Narrates I Could Be Me

Note: This is an archived entry that’s several years old. While I have ensured that all photos are restored, some links may no longer work. If you encounter any dead links, let me know and I’ll try to find a copy of the material. Some entries may not be up to my current standards as far as photo source and other credits are concerned; if you are a photographer or writer of a piece that lacks appropriate acknowledgement, please let me know and I’ll be happy to add source info.

I Could Be Me is another of Hugo’s unsung narration projects for Australian film/TV which has been hard for even some of us diehard fans to track down. The project comprised a series of short films directed by the artist David Bromley and narrated by Hugo, who also appears onscreen in the first segment below, with a cameo from his daughter Holly (!) So far I’ve only tracked down this one segment, but it’s an endearing, odd gem. If anyone knows where I could buy a DVD of the full series, please let me know. These originally screened at film festivals in Australia in 2004-6 and have aired on SBS (Australian TV and internet channel) since. They include poetry by Antonella Gambotto and music by The Vandas, The Handsome Family and Mick Thomas.

Here’s a profile of Bromley from

Here’s Bromley’s portrait of Hugo from 1998:

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