Actor and YouTube enthusiast Jeremiah McDonald has been talking to his 12 year old self. In a fantastic, witty and amazingly edited viral video, McDonald creates a dialogue with a video of himself at the age of 12. The child Jeremiah asks his future self a series of questions, and is a little disheartened when he sees how he’s turned out.
“I realised that, paradoxically, if I made the conversation seem too convincing, it would seem more fake,” he told TODAY.com ”I’d like to think I found the right balance what with the response and all. But either way, I’d much rather have people passionately calling it fake than the more ambivalent response I got to the older version. It’s a lot more fun.”
Jeremiah McDonald is an actor, filmmaker and associated artist with the Comédie de Caen theater in Normandy, France. Since 2006 he has produced a variety of short-form video and received over three millions views, with viral hits including Jazz Dispute and YouTube Is My Life. He produces and stars in the satirical Church of Blow series on YouTube, an ongoing collaboration with British writer Ishmael Lasting. In 2009 he began working with Jean Lambert-wild, director of Comédie de Caen, producing a series of “calentures” for stage and screen. In July 2010 he will perform in Lambert-wild’s La Mort d’Adam at the Festival D’Avignon in France. Jeremiah lives in Portland, Maine.