I came across the video “What I Have To Offer” this morning. Don’t remember how I found it because it completely stopped my morning routine, but I just had to share it.
Charlie Kaufman is most known for his incredible screenplays Being John Malkovich, Adaptation (among others), and his directorial debut Synecdoche, New York. I’m a huge fan of his work and last year he gave a closing lecture to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in their Screenwriters’ Lecture Series.
Eliot Rausch took an excerpt from Kaufman’s talk and created a short film around it and, well, blew me away.
If you’d like to listen to the full speech you can find it on the BAFTA web site at this link. There is a highlight video at the top of the page, but the audio player below is what you’re looking for.