What do you get when you cross UK filmmaking duo Sneaky Zebra with the Wong brothers? Oh, only about 20 people dead and one of the most awesome catchphrases to ever be uttered in a YouTube video.
According to Nick Acott of Sneaky Zebra, they met Freddie at San Diego Comic Con after having just signed on to The Nerdist network. The trio got to talking after sharing a panel together, and then before anyone knew it, ideas were pitched, schedules were matched and they all ended up collabing on “The Wong Way” on Zebra’s last day stateside.
Freddie and Jimmy are both huge inspirations for us. “Chrono Trigger” back in 2010 was the first video of his we remember, and we’ve been avid fans ever since!
On set, they were great to work with. We only had about two hours of his time so it was pushed, but he was great: hands-on, helped with some of the fight choreography, gave us some advice on camera work, and even camera-operated a scene on the roof where me and Gary are coming out.
Hopefully we get to work with them again one day — it was amazing working with someone whose videos we’ve enjoyed watching for years.
Made up of Londoners Nick Acott and Gary Scullion, Sneaky Zebra are ones to watch on YouTube. Known for their “awesome, geeky and fun” videos — I would add “cheeky” to that list of qualities, and yes, it’s partly because they’re British — they’ve had some big hits in their cosplay (short for “costume play,” for those of you who’ve ever romantically kissed another girl or boy) music videos collecting the best costumes from various cons, as well as their sketch videos that parody geeky stuff like Star Wars and Dr. Who.