A man who spent a year posting videos of himself playing dead won his dream role: that of a corpse in a major US television production.
Josh Nalley, of Kentucky, has finally caught the attention of the producers of CSI: Vegas after posting hundreds of clips on TikTok.
It can be seen lying in the mud, slumped in a rocking chair, hung by the wrists or artfully draped over the nearest bar or table. The only thing like this in any creepy movie is that it lies still.
The 41-year-old restaurant manager told the Washington Post: “Laziness is part of it.
“I thought it was the easiest way to get into a TV show or movie, you know, without having to audition or move out of Kentucky.”
But even the task of not moving turned out to be more difficult than he initially thought.
Soon after he started, in October 2021, he found that not only were his shots on @living_dead_josh sometimes blurry or poorly framed, but he could see small body movements or shallow breathing.
He has learned to control his body better and says his hobby has given him a more philosophical view of aging.
“I can face death and not have to worry because, you know, I’ve seen myself dead so many times. It’s a good way to process it.”
He also used it to connect with his family, often using grandchildren and grandchildren to play suspects in his repeated murders. Her dogs Jango, Ollie, and Gracie are also present, though their concern for their owner fades as the videos progress.
When the episode airs in the US on November 3, it will host and stream a surveillance party. She says the videos will continue, but she will try to do something more lively.
“Maybe someday I’ll have a speaker role,” he said.