Each video has its own message, one that the artist says is an “honest expression of what I have learned in life thus far.” Always stemming from his personal experiences, thoughts and feelings, he puts into words universal messages that appeal to each and every one of us as we’ve lived through heartbreak, falling in love, growing spiritually and feeling down. We often feel so alone and get very isolated into our own little worlds that we forget that the experiences we face in life are so much more often experienced as a collective.
Carter’s short film To My Next Girlfriend was his first massive viral hit – it currently has over two million views. It’s barely two minutes long yet it says everything you are feeling but don’t know how to say. The scene is beautifully put together, visually telling the story of a young, heterosexual couple. Carter’s monologue begins: “Hi, I’m Carter, I don’t eat pickles and I don’t eat pork. I think you’re one of the most beautiful girls I’ve ever talked too.” Since then, he’s kept creating reflective videos that talk to the masses, thus becoming a sort of online guru for our generation. In this interview, we speak with him about what gives him hope, opening up to the world, mental health, and sending universal messages.