Watch: Michael Cera's Directorial Debut

Most actors, at some point in their careers, think about venturing behind the camera. But in the case of 24-year-old Candian actor Michael Cera, he's picked it up earlier than most (actor-director Woody Allen was 31 when he made his first film).

Cera's directorial debut, the short Brazzaville Teen-Ager, premiered on the YouTube channel JASH (a comedy collective featuring the likes of Tim & Eric, Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts and Cera) earlier today. The film has been described as a "dramatic comedy" and follows a son's journey to help his sick father; although this help comes in some rather peculiar forms. 

With a sombre-looking aesthetic and the acting talents of Charles Grodin, Jack O'Connell (Skins), and...R&B singer Kelis, Brazzaville Teen-Ager is surely not the last directorial effort we'll see from Cera. But is he a future auteur? Whaddaya think? 

Via Indiewire
 

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