Noomi Rapace tells me about her new film, ‘Lamb’

It’s a busy month! October is the first month in a long time that feels packed with major, blockbuster movie releases.

In the midst of that, A24 is releasing Lamb, a new film from first-time director Valdimar Jóhannsson. In the film, a childless couple in rural Iceland make a shocking discovery in their sheep barn one day. How they navigate it will have huge implications for their relationship and their relationship with the nature around them.

Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) plays Maria and she’s incredible in this film. She brings so much intensity and vulnerability to her role and makes the entire thing worth watching on her own.

For Culturally Relevant and on YouTube (above), Noomi chatted with me about her role in the movie, how she got inspired to act in the first place, and what the hardest scene in the movie was to film.

Going Viral on IKEA TikTok (with Scott Seiss)

I recently had the chance to chat with comedian Scott Seiss about going viral on IKEA TikTok. I tried something different this time around: converting my full Culturally Relevant interview with Scott into something with more of a linear/narrative format. It doesn’t seem like a big step but scripting and filming something even this simple probably took 5x more time than I typically spend on one of my videos.

I hope you enjoy it!

Getting the Second Dose of the Pfizer Vaccine

Me and my COVID bubble were lucky enough to get the second dose of our Pfizer vaccine recently. I created this video to share our personal experience with it. The point of this was not to flex or brag but to help demystify the process for people. Going into dose 2, I’d heard so many different things about what the experience might be like.

I hope this gives you some sense of what the results might be, and that it helps you to make your own plans around dose 2.

One Second for Every Day of My Life (2019-2020)

Every day for the past 8 years, I’ve been recording one second of video every day of my life and stitching them together to form a document of my life that year. You can see the past versions of some of my videos here.

This year for my 1 Second Everyday video, I decided to try something different: I narrated the entire video so that I could share some reflections about my life and about what’s happened during this very eventful year for all of us. I hope these thoughts can help you as you’re reflecting on how your life has changed too.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and thanks for watching.