Trump's Wall Built by 180LA for 360fly Parody Video
To build buzz around its immersive video camera, startup 360fly has released a video poking fun at Donald Trump's absurd plan to build a wall on the border of Mexico to keep immigrants from entering the U.S.
The 60-second spot, created by 180LA, shows an audience member using the 360fly 4K 360-degree video camera to film Mr. Trump revealing the wall, but the lens picks up more than the Republican presidential candidate's calculated comb-over.
It shows a barrage of immigrants -- including a mariachi band member and street vendors -- crossing the border through a tunnel under the wall, and one even jet-packs over it. The spot ends with the tagline: "Get a broader perspective. Miss Nothing."
In addition to mocking Mr. Trump, the video parodies Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, showing the two Democrats welcoming the border jumpers into the U.S.
Peter Adderton, CEO of 360fly, told Los Angeles Times earlier today that TV networks declined to air the commercial because "they are worried about political neutrality and reinforcing stereotypes."
360fly posted the video on its Facebook page late yesterday, with a note that said, "Yeah, we went there. Check out the 360fly commercial the networks were afraid to air." The Facebook video already has 25,000 views, more than 580 shares and nearly 380 likes. On 360fly's YouTube channel, the video has garnered nearly 8,500 views since being uploaded on Monday.
The video was shot by three-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Bob Richardson, who has filmed movies such as Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" and "Inglourious Basterds," according to a 360fly statement.