“The whole series plays on the fact that we all view things in very specific and individualised ways. No one ever knows or can truly understand someone else’s gaze. It plays into how problematic the process of truly having empathy can be. Also that if some say they see something, who are we to say they don’t. Hindsight also plays a huge factor here. Without giving anything away,” says Jared.
Gaze is inspired by Jared’s desire to explore his dream of storytelling and creating familiar characters that walk, talk and move like him – instead of playing a token sidekick. Launching the series on YouTube ensures it’s accessible to everyone and is relatable in content and format.