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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 Bromley’s portrait of Hugo from 1998: