Incredible: Thanks To A 20 Year Old VHS Tape, Man Interviews His 12 Year Old Self
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…
Watch the video below:
(h/t Best of YouTube)
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