Peter "Stoney" Emshwiller, a 56-year-old author from Los Angeles, has had a film project 38 years in the making. Later That Same Life features the current Emshwiller answering questions posed by his 18-year-old self.
He released a sizzle reel on Oct. 19 featuring the two Emshwillers sitting down "face-to-face" for an interview.
At the age of 18, Emshwiller sat in a studio and recorded a series of questions he posed to a not-yet-realized older version of himself about how his life turned out.
The questions were inquisitive, ranging from "Are you married?" to "Are you exceedingly rich?"
There are moments of humor and frustration when the younger Emshwiller presses the older one on why he hasn't achieved more.
The project had sat incomplete, but on the film's crowdfunding page, Emshwiller explains what inspired him to finish it.
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 project. So I'm finally going to (gulp) face my younger self and record the other half of the conversation. Then I'll edit all the footage together.
The final illusion should be a humorous, touching, sometimes combative, always revealing, totally impossible conversation between a bright-eyed teen and his own middle-aged self.
The overall theme of the video poses one simple question.
There is no set date for the film's release. BuzzFeed has reached out to Emshwiller for comment.