Princess Yellow Feather, the awesome yellow-naped amazon parrot, sings The Lego Movie theme song “Everything Is Awesome” in a video uploaded by the Birds On Safari exotic bird store in Stuart, Florida.
Writer and director David Sandberg (a.k.a. “Laser Unicorns“) has released the finished 30-minute over-the-top short action comedy film, Kung Fury (previously) that follows a powerful kung fu cop (David Sandberg) who travels through time and teams up with vikings, dinosaurs, and more to take out the evil Hitler (Jorma Taccone from The Lonely Island). Digital copies of the awesome 1980s-inspired film are available to purchase online or watch it for free on YouTube. Behind-the-scenes photos and videos are available to browse through on Instagram, Facebook, and the official Kung Fury website.
‘Kung Fury’ takes place in a variety of exotic locations; 1980s Miami, Asgard and Germany in the 1940s, to name a few. With a limited budget to work with, we had to solve this by shooting most of the scenes against a greenscreen backdrop.
‘Kung Fury’ was funded mainly through a Kickstarter campaign, where people from all around the world showed their support for this crazy project. David worked on the film for a more than a year with almost no budget but a strong vision, with the help of friends and family. Most of the film has already been shot, but additional filming and lots of visual effects remain to be done.
poster artwork by Andreas Bennwik
images via Kung Fury
Single guys who love tennis and beer, take note: Eva is single and looking for love.
Eva, mother of Norwegian filmmaker Alex Lyngaas, hasn’t had much luck in the dating world. As a loving son, Alex took matters into his own hands and created a touching video called “Looking for Adam” (as in Adam and Eva) to reach out to the world and let potential suitors know how great his mother is. The response so far has been encouraging, as Eva has received messages from interested potential partners as well as friendly messages of encouragement. Alex spoke with Cosmopolitan about his hopes for the video.
I don’t have any expectations and I’m so grateful because already it makes me happy that if she’s ever having a bad day, she can just open her email inbox and see how many people love her. If the video finds mom a man, that’s great, but I hope that the video also just encourages people to embrace each other.
Los Angeles-based actor, writer and artist Barak Hardley has created an awesome series of Easter egg artwork for the AWE me channel’s ongoing Artist Series based on characters from popular television shows, movies, and video games. He features characters like Mork (Robin Williams) from Mork & Mindy, Spock (Leonard Nimoy) from Star Trek, the heroes from Guardians of the Galaxy, and more. The entire collection of eggs from 2015 are available to view on Hardley’s 50 Year Plan website.
Hardley painted even more pop culture-themed Easter eggs in 2014:
images via 50 Year Plan
Laura Li (a.k.a. “Doppledew“) has created an awesome collection of handmade necklaces based on characters from the popular animated television show Adventure Time. The Jake, Lady Rainicorn, Cake and Fionna, and Lord Monochromicorn necklaces are available to purchase online from her Etsy store.
– shrink film
– permanent acrylic inks
– brass rings
– gold chain and clasp
images via Doppledew
via Fashionably Geek
“Editing Is Awesome” is a short video by Red Letter Media that combines the 2015 Oscars performance by Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island of their song “Everything Is Awesome” from The LEGO Movie with awkward shots of members of the audience looking uncomfortable.
The song was nominated in the Best Original Song category.
via Red Letter Media
Thanks Brad Jennings!
“Super Zero: Badass Journey Into Zombie Awesomeness” is a short film mashup of zombie, superhero, and sci-fi movies by director Mitch Cohen. The film is set in the not-too-distant future where life is found on Mars and it leads to the zombie apocalypse here on Earth.
submitted via Laughing Squid Tips
“Rambo Day” is a very special day and bachelor party put together by a group of awesome friends for soon-to-be groom and filmmaker Dana Saint of Gnarly Bay production company. Saint has been a huge fan of Rambo since he was young, so his pals took it upon themselves to surprise him on July 26, 2014, dress him up as John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone), and spend the entire day recreating major scenes from the film series.
Rambo Day was on July 26, 2014. Dana Saint was getting married in August… so, we all got together to pay tribute to him with an elaborate, surprise bachelor party. We want to thank our amazing group of FRIENDS for supporting this vision, and giving their time + energy to pull off something special. This NEVER would have happened without you all… especially Brian Rosso and Colin Bennett. It was an amazing day that we’ll never forget…so, we hope you enjoy our attempt to turn Dana into an action hero for a day.
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