When Peter “Stoney” Emshwiller was 18, he sat down to pretend he was interviewing his future self. With the help of his filmmaker father, he recorded tons of footage as he lobbed questions to the invisible alternate version of himself. Now, 38 years later, he has finally sat down to answer the questions and complete the second half of his project.
Emshwiller has set up a fundraising page to raise money to complete the full film, titled “Later That Same Life.” (He calls it a “time-travel talk show.”) He has already surpassed his original goal of $10,000 — but if he reaches his “stretch goal” of $15,000, he says he’ll be able to digitally restore the original footage for better sound and image quality.
The clip above is a glimpse into what the full film will offer — and it’s already quite intriguing.