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Logline: An 18-year-old and his actual 56-year-old self have a chat in this genuine “time-travel talk show.”
When I was 18 back in 1977, I interviewed my older self. I recorded hours and hours of video footage using state of the art equipment (for it’s time), asking my future self every question I could think of, and responding to every possible answer I might get back. Now it’s time to finish the conversation. The final illusion will be a humorous, touching, sometimes combative, always revealing, totally impossible conversation between a bright-eyed teen and his own middle-aged self.
Written and Directed by Peter “Stoney” Emshwiller
(1977 footage shot by the late Ed Emshwiller.)
About the Film:
A recent health scare (happily a false alarm) made me realize I ain’t gonna live forever, and that it’s time to finish this 38-years-in-the-making project. So I’m finally going to (gulp) face my younger self and record the other half of the conversation. I realize it sounds corny, but this thing feels like it’s kinda my “life’s work.”
Current Status: I made a “proof of concept” 4-minute short and am now crowdfunding through RocketHub.