Hillary Clinton Is a Meme Queen in Mike Diva's Latest Bizarre Film

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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."

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Credits
Date
Aug 12, 2016
Client:
Super Deluxe
Director:
Mike Diva
Editing:
Mike Diva
Shot By:
Jan-Michael Losada
Starring:
Chloe Doan
Producer:
Mike Shafia
Music Producer:
Mike Diva
Music Producer:
Stephen Thomas
VFX Artist:
Mike Diva
VFX Artist:
Calvin Serrano
VFX Artist:
Tim Hendrix
VFX Artist:
Aaron Nelson-Purcell
VFX Artist:
Cody Vondell
VFX Artist:
Abi Laurel
Model Designer:
Tyler Hart
3D Modeling Artist:
Tomislav Veg
Translation:
Mari Toyozumi
Voiceover:
Cristina Coppinger
Art:
Caitlyn Brisben
Treatment:
Mike Diva
Treatment:
Jan-Michael Losada
Art Department:
Mike Diva
Art Department:
Rico Orta
Special Thanks:
Alyssa Onofreo
Special Thanks:
Joshua Z. Hernandez

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