I continue to be blessed by the wonderful attention the film “Eighth Grade” is getting. Now that the DVD/Blue Ray is out, I’m sure more and more people are watching it as we speak. To celebrate the release, I made a video with me dabbing over and over to a parody of John Lennon’s “Imagine”, since October 9th was also his birthday. After a day and a half of only a handful seeing it, writer/director Bo Burnham quoted my tweet about it, and in the next day and a half it got over 10,000 views, and over 850 likes with 0 dislikes (unprecedented). Everyone seems to think it’s funny and uplifting, and I couldn’t be more amazed and grateful.
Yesterday there were SAG Award screenings in NYC for it, with Q&As after with Bo and star Elsie Fisher. I decided to go, and ran in to an actor friend who hadn’t seen it yet. It was awesome to get his reaction to the film. Then during the Q&A Bo sees me in the audience and says “Greg!” in the middle of an answer. He introduces me to the audience and continues with his question. After it was over, the two stop and say hi to me, and Bo says, “I am sharing your video with everyone!” It has been so amazing to work with people who are so kind and generous with their time and abilities. Last summer this started out being just another acting job, but it has grown into something so much more than that.
Thank you, Bo, Elsie, and the universe at large!