Washington, Apr 27 : Talk about being 'strangely' creative - Madonna had hired her gardener to direct her documentary about HIV/AIDS orphans in Malawi, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The singer - who produced and narrated the film, 'I Am Because We Are' said that her gardener, Nathan Rissman, did everything for her.
"Nathan Rissman basically did everything for me. He was my gardener. He was my carpenter. He rerouted the electricity in my house. He looked after the children. And he started making home movies of my children. And they were amazing," People quoted Madonna, as saying.
Impressed by her gardener's work, the 49-year-old stunner had tapped Rissman to helm the movie, which documents Madonna's first encounters with David Banda, the boy she has struggled to adopt since 2006.
The film is also quite graphic - showing the death of one orphan and the aftermath of another child's violent castration.
"Nathan has the ability to instill trust in people. And so many of the children started to open up to him ... I've ended up with what I consider to be a very good film and a beautiful son," she said.