I was at YouTube Space Toronto last night for a special event for YouTubers with over 1,000 subscribers. It was my first YouTube event and wow, it was great to meet other YouTube creators! I’ve never met such a diverse group of people in one place. I met Gamers, Comedians, Musicians, Film Makers, and Actors. Unfortunately, I didn’t meet anyone in Toronto who I could collaborate with on home improvements, woodworking, or interior design. I will have to keep looking.
The event was for a special screening of a movie that will be released next week called Eighth Grade. It’s a film by Bo Burnham, who started as a YouTuber when he was 16 years old. Since then he’s been doing comedy for about 10 years. I’m a fan of Bo’s work after watching Make Happy on Netflix. It’s a hilarious comedy act about different styles of music.
I was so happy to meet Bo Burnham in person at the screening last night! I was surprised how tall he is! I’m 6 feet tall, and you can see in the photo how much taller he is than me. He’s a very personable guy with a knack for remembering people’s name. I had a quick chat with him, and 10 minutes later I asked for a photo with him and he remembered my name – very impressive!
Bo’s new movie, Eighth Grade, is about a 13 year old girl going through her last week of grade eight. She struggles with shyness, awkwardness, confidence, boys, and how to be true to herself. I was impressed with how Bo captured the emotion and complexity of growing up at that age. There were laugh out loud moments and touching moments. It’s worth checking out.