Billed as “a one-of-a-kind event that showcases footage from videos found at garage sales, thrift stores, warehouses and dumpsters”, the Found Footage Festival has elevated countless figures from imminent obscurity to genuine Internet celebrity.
If you’ve ever heard of Jack“World’s Angriest RV Salesman” Rebney then you’re familiar with their work. Festival founder Nick Prueher describes the video that went on to make Rebney a Youtube phenomena:
It’s the outtakes from this industrial film about Winnebago RVs. The host [Rebney] kept getting mad and taking it out on the crew. So the crew left the cameras rolling to capture this guy’s tirades and how ridiculous he was being. We met somebody who was on the crew of this shoot in 1989, and he gave us footage. We cut it together into like four minutes of just his most ridiculous swearing tirades. Understandably it became sort of the breakout hit of the show.
A profanity strewn series of cutting-room floor excerpts went viral and made Jack Rebney a cult celebrity. He even went on to become the subject of a 2007 documentary (“Winnebago Man.”) Countless other men’s trash have become Found Footage’s treasure.
- “It Only Takes a Second” - You’ve Heard of Accidents Waiting to Happen?
- “Arnold in Rio” - Hilarious promotion video of Schwarzenegger in Rio’s Carnival.
- Harvey Sid Fisher’s Astrology Songs.
- New York Public Access TV’s “Stairway to Stardom” (The Original American Idol)
Found Footage Finds Merchify
Found Footage sells DVDs, Tickets and other cool stuff from their online store. But new merchandise means tying cash up in new inventory. What if you produce 250 shirts of a design that no one likes?
That’s where Merchify comes in. Using our easy to install Shopify application, Found Footage Festival could offer hundreds of clever new Posters, T-Shirts, Coffee Mugs and more without ever holding inventory. Merchify products sell right alongside all their traditional products. The only difference is, whenever they receive Merchify orders, Found Footage Festival’s team doesn’t have to produce, pick, pack or ship them. Amplifier handles that stuff, allowing Found Footage to simply pocket the difference.
Do yourself a kindness and check out FFF’s awesome online store.