NOBODY KNOWS CASPER
Rene Odgaard / Denmark / 2022 / 72 min / World Premiere
A young man from Odense becomes a YouTube star with the channel ‘Ask Casper’. But where does the (self-)ironic staging end, and who is the real Casper when the webcam is off?
In 2012, 20-year-old Casper Harding from Odense started his YouTube channel ‘Ask Casper’. For the occasion, he creates a simple-minded and emotionally confused character, whom viewers can ask all sorts of questions. At first it’s just for fun. But suddenly he has over a million views, then over 80 million, and then he’s in the regional news. He is recognised on the streets, attends awards ceremonies and is hired as a publicity figure by big companies. But slowly doubts arise as to where ‘Ask Casper’ ends and Casper Harding begins. And when he becomes a father in the middle of it all, he is forced to deal with his troubled relationship with his own father.