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Wow, this is impressive.
20 years ago, a 12-year-old boy took a camera and filmed half of a
conversation, pretending to be talking to himself in the future. This
year, that boy is now 32-year-old actor and videomaker Jeremiah McDonald, and he’s finally made the conversation whole. The resulting video is sweet, sad, and kind of beautiful.
The first half of the video is kind of silly. Writing today on Twitter,
McDonald explained that, to make the conversation seem real, he was
“locked into” the improvisations of a 12 year old boy. However, once the
younger version of himself begins asking about a hobby that was, at one
point, incredibly important to him but has now fallen by the wayside,
the proceedings get wonderfully poignant and human. Plus, it all ends
with a great Doctor Who/Blink reference which is always good!
If only all of us had been as prescient as the camera-toting Jeremy
of 1992, we’d all have wonderful videos like this. Of course, for some
of us, maybe that wouldn’t be too pleasant an experience…
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