Are you the same person on the inside as you are on the out?
That’s the question that a new web-series by Intel and Toshiba asks fans who’ve been following the story for the past couple of weeks.
The video is about Alex, a 20-something male who lives in Los Angeles, restores antiques and wakes up every day with a new physical appearance — something that has been happening throughout his life. As Alex navigates the trials and tribulations that come from his ever-changing appearance, he carries and uses a Toshiba Portégé� Ultrabook™ which also serves as his personal journal. The film stars Topher Grace and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, however, the main character is played by everyday people! A global, online casting call ran via Facebook and viewers auditioned for the chance to play one of the roles of Alex. Because Alex’s appearance keeps changing, multiple people were chosen to play him.
I seriously fell in love with this story the second I watched the first video. I don’t know if your brain work like this, but as a writer, my brain is constantly looking at people, wondering the how, who, where and how of almost every person I meet. To me, this is what this movie captures. It’ a ridiculously charming story, and I dare you to watch just one video. I know I’m currently devouring the series, one after one. By episode number three, you’ll be devastated and overjoyed, impressive for a series on YouTube, no? I, myself, am still surprised how strongly I reacted to this series.
Can it be made into a TV show ASAP? Imagine the cool guest stars!!
I stopped watching after number four, because I wanted to write this post right away, now you’ll excuse me as I disappear into the rest of the series.
This post is sponsored by Intel & Toshiba