Anthony and Ashly Burch of Hey Ash, Watcha Playin'? and Freddie Wong of YouTube's RocketJump are going to the Sundance Film Festival (January 16-26) in Park City, Utah. There, on January 16, in the "warm, welcoming environment" of the Nintendo Chalet, they'll debut a collaborative short film based on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
I enjoy Wong's Video Game High School web series (though it needs to get more creative with its in-game shooter scenes), and I'm equally embarrassed and elated by the surreal madcap of the Burch family, so I can't wait for their combined comedy high jinks to ensue.
Video Inspired by Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Wii U
Sundance Film Festival 2014
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The team from Internet show Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’? will debut its new short film in the Nintendo Chalet in Park City, Utah, during the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 16. After participating in the Wii U Video Challenge, the Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’? crew was selected to work with YouTube powerhouse Freddie Wong to produce an original short film inspired by the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game, which launches for Wii U on Feb. 21.
Nintendo’s Wii U Video Challenge asked 30 of YouTube’s top content creators to produce short videos inspired by Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD for Wii U. After viewing all the submitted videos, Nintendo selected the Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’? team to work with Wong on a film inspired by Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
The Nintendo Chalet will also offer invitees the opportunity to take shelter from the cold weather and play a variety of fun Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games in a warm, welcoming environment. Games featured in the lounge include Wii Fit U for Wii U and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for Nintendo 3DS.