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Documentary explores the pleasures and (mostly) pains of being named James Bond

When you share your name with the most famous secret agent on the planet, it can be a burden for which there is no quantum of solace. And now the James Bonds of the world are sharing their tales of horror. Matt Bowyer is an Australian filmmaker currently working on a documentary about men named James Bond. it's called The...
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When you share your name with the most famous secret agent on the planet, it can be a burden for which there is no quantum of solace. And now the James Bonds of the world are sharing their tales of horror. Matt Bowyer is an Australian filmmaker currently working on a documentary about men named James Bond. it's called The Other Fellow.

"I've been a James Bond fan for life, and I just thought, wouldn't it be interesting to write to James Bonds on Facebook and see if they had interesting stories to tell," Mr. Bowyer tells As It Happens guest host Rick MacInnes-Rae.

"A lot of them have taken a lot of crap for this over the years and a lot of them started to perceive me as just another person trying to make fun of them. It was very important to assure them that we were taking this subject quite seriously."

Watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary, The Other Fellow:

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