Mike Diva, the director behind that totally far-out Japanese ad parody starring Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, now has fun with the other side in a new film about Hillary Clinton.
Created for Turner Broadcasting-owned social video company Super Deluxe, "Hillary Clinton: Meme Queen 2016," sees the Democratic presidential candidate, as played by a lookalike, co-opting some of social media's "dankest" memes, including unicycle-riding frog Dat Boi, Damn Daniel, But That's None of My Business, the Harlem Shake, Grumpy Cat, Harambe - even Pokemon Go makes it into the mix.
The film culminates in a tagline made for the social mediasphere: "Don't Let Your Memes be Dreams," she says.
Diva, whose real name is Mike Dahlqust, recently started working part-time at Super Deluxe. As for what inspired his latest creation. "Hillary is just kind of a dorky mom, and it's so hilariously cringey when she tries to appeal to a younger audience," he said.
For casting, Mr. Dahlquist said Super Deluxe helped him nab popular Hillary Clinton impersonator Teresa Barnwell, "who was just lovely to work with and so perfectly awkward."
The challenge on this film was in "cramming in as many memes as possible and attempting to loosely relate them to her platform," he said. Also, "I had to spend a hour on the phone explaining every meme in great detail to [Teresa] before she agreed to do it."