I have a few videos on Youtube, promoting my work within the performing arts, acting, voiceover and standup comedy, and none of them have any real large number of views.
For example my 6 standup comedy videos have 1341 views in total.
But one video sticks out with over 12 000 views and 4 pages of, occasionally quite passionate, comments.
It’s the mindless clip “Cutting up my air mattress“.
I happened to have a leaking air mattress that I was about to trash, at the same time that my camera was mounted on a tripod in the living room, after filming an audition clip the previous day. I thought to myself, why not inflate the mattress, slice it open while lying on it, and film it? And then I put it on Youtube. No one will find, let alone watch it, anyway. Right?
I ask myself:
- How do you even find this video?
- What are you looking for when you come across a video of a moron cutting up an air mattress?
- Why do you watch it to the end?
- Why do you bother to comment?
- How does it elicit any emotion whatsoever?
I’m still trying to figure out how the Youtube audience works.
This was one of the very few gigs over my career where I was actually directed to “sell less”.
The animated short horror Mind the Monster, with me doing the voice for the lead character, has been released to the public.
‘Mind the monster’
Far out, in a cabin isolated from the outside world, a writer struggles with his latest work. Strictly determined to create something frightening he roots for inspiration deep within himself.
Gbg Shorts, Gothenburg, 24 march 2012
Frame Filmfestival, Gothenburg, 21 april 2012
* Nominated and received second prize
Directors – Tobias Anderberg & Jens Isaksson
Art direction & animation – Jens Isaksson
Editing & post-production – Tobias Anderberg
Distributor – Willy Lukwago