Kubrick’s The Shining improved with chickens. Lots of chickens

Superb and baffling work from the After-Effects genius SmearBallz AKA Nick Denboer.

The tune alone, based on the twins, “play with us Danny” is the disco-pop score Kubrick didn’t know he needed but should have had.

Update: The whole thing is a pitch for a superb sounding TV show

We’ve spoke to the director/writer of this extraordinary video and got some more info – and it’s a pitch for a TV show. Nick wants to whole episodes of entirely new stories based on editing classic films. Genuinely hope his idea happens – it would be unique.

Nick writes,”We made it as a proof of concept to pitch to Warner Bros. We were shooting for 22 minute episode format where every episode is a different classic film, remixed into a new, short story. Davy Force and I worked on it for about 9 to 10 weeks back in March of last year. It caught the eye of a festival programmer at TIFF which dominoed into a festival run of over 30 fests around the world.”

Stills from the pilot

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Photos from the production

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Chicken Shoot

Have a film poster too. And why not?

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Nick is also known for his comedy videos, which are regularly featured on the Conan O’Brien show.

AND PLEASE, TV PEOPLE, PICK THIS PILOT UP. IT LOOKS AWESOME!