Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Jersey movie crew scores with Reid parody

A local collaboration goes national

Jersey movie crew scores with Reid parody


A music video parody by a crew of young South Jersey filmmakers is catching fire on YouTube and across the mediaverse.

“We Are Never Gonna Win With Andy” features pungent lyrics by comedian/radio personality Joe Conklin, pitch-perfect vocals by Conklin’s daughter, Casey, and a dead-on impersonation of Eagles coach Andy Reid by actor Justin Silverman, of Maple Shade.  Taylor Swift’s latest mega-hit, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” provides the musical template.

“We filmed it during the Eagles tailgate in FDR Park Sunday, Nov 11,” says director Shawn D. Caple, 28, of Franklinville. “I shot it in half a day and another day to edit, color and review. I made sure to post it right before this past Sunday's game, and then BOOM.”

“It has exploded,” says Newt Wallen, 30, who collaborates with Caple, Silverman and others in creating content for the online channel Underbelly. The guys also worked together last summer on a video starring the postmodern media personality Andrew W.K.

In the Reid parody, in which a port-o-potty and the coach's portliness figure prominently, “I’m the guy in green spandex  and a creepy Eagle mask,” says Wallen, who lives in Cherry Hill.

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