Wow. This is powerful. Matt Harding, or as you probably know him, “that guy who danced with all those people around the world”, is back.
The nobody who became a viral sensation has released a teaser trailer for his new video “Where the Hell is Matt 2012“.
The teaser features Harding doing what he does best: dancing with people from around the globe, including Rwanda, Spain, Austria, Syria (with dancers’ faces blurred for protection), Papua New Guinea, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, various US states and even North Korea.
The full video is available from Harding’s store and costs, wait for it, US$1. Look, let’s not put any gloss on this. Harding isn’t trying to raise money for charity. He says as much on the video’s purchase page:
Let me be clear: this purchase is not a donation and NO portion of each sale will go to charity. If you’d like to support a cause related to this video, visit the Give page and you’ll see a bunch of great organizations that offered their time and resources to help me make my video. I encourage you to return that favor for me directly, but the money you pay for this download goes straight into my pocket and I’ll probably spend it on comic books or video games or something dumb like that. I made the 2012 video without a sponsor using my own savings, so this is one way I’m hoping to recoup that investment.
That said, the video gives you just a small glimpse of just how similar we all actually are, something that’s definitely worth paying US$1 for. There’s also no DRM on the video so you can spread the love once you’ve bought it.