HUVr – BELIEF
Funny Or Die recently teamed up with a group of celebrities for an elaborate prank to convince the world hoverboards were real and that a company called HUVr Tech had invented them. Sadly, we were lying. The great promise of Back to the Future II has not been fulfilled ... yet. And for that, we truly are sorry.
- March 05, 2014
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Starring Christopher Lloyd, Tony Hawk, Terrell Owens, Moby, Bethany Cosentino, Schoolboy Q, Agnes Bruckner, Billy Zane, Nelson Cheng, Leandre, Lauren Hanley
Director/Creator Danny Jelinek & Nick Corirossi
Producer Rachel Goldenberg
Producer Alan Seideman
Coordinator Eric Norwine
Coordinator Becca Scheuer
AD Matt Mazany
DP Brian Lane
Cam Op Van Alpert
Cam Op Nate Cornett
Cam Op Zach Zdziebko
AC Jordan Martin
AE William Maxwell
BTS- Photo Sam Friedman
Sound Danny Carpenter
Sound Ben Forman
Makeup Jessica Leigh Schwartz
Art Alexi Gomez
Wardrobe Lydia Bauer
Wardrobe Assistant Lauren Biedenharn
PA Ali Naqvi
PA Ben Parks
PA Ashley Holloway
VFX by Midnight Kids Studios Inc. www.midkidstudios.com
VFX Artist Michael Stebbins
VFX Artist Lincoln Smith
VFX Artist Sevan Najarian
Stunts by RPM Stunts
Stunt Coordinator Jason Gray
Key Rigger Bill Leaman
Rigger/Safety Hugh O'Brien
Rigger/Safety Clint Jones
Rigger/Safety Cliff McLaughlin
Rigger/Safety Alex Smith
Rigger/Crane Op Mark Chadwick
Social Media Dashiell Driscoll
Delorean Rental Danny Botkin
Website Design Spring Studio (springstudio.com)
Web Executive Producer Almitra Inocencio, Bruce Randall, Sanjay Shamdasani
Web Creative Direction Derick Daily
Web Art Direction Nicholas Davidson, Alex Statom, Matthew Davis
Web User Experience Rich Brinkerhoff, Teri Durkin
Web Production Assistants Dominique Fougere, Fionna Escalona
"Team" Photo Lan Dolan
"Team" Photo Niki Keyes
"Team" Photo Nathan Ondracek
"Team" Photo Nic Dressel
Music Song credits: "Fourth of July" written and recorded by William Karmis self-released November 12 2013
Featuring 'I Could Be Happy' Written and recorded by Bruce Clawson, Tim Granada, Robbie Laudewig, Rick Morinini, Tony Rivas, The Dovers distributed by Miramar Records November 1965, also released as Reprise 0439, December 1965
Special Thanks Dashiell Driscoll
Derek Van Pelt
March 05, 2014
Christopher Lloyd: Hey there, Huvr heads. It's your old pal
Christopher Lloyd here.
Christopher Lloyd: Recently a video hit the internet, that
I am sad to say I was apart of.
Christopher Lloyd: What can I say? those rascals over at
Funny or Die tricked you and me both into
Christopher Lloyd: thinking the hoverboards were real.
We were hoodwinked, flimflammed, hornswoggled,
Christopher Lloyd: shanghaied, bamboozled, hover-duped,
swindled, and scammed.
Christopher Lloyd: Now, you may be saying, "Chris, what do you
mean you were tricked? You were there.
Christopher Lloyd: Surely you saw the wires, and the cranes,
and FX people."
Christopher Lloyd: For that I say I was blinded by my own belief.
My brain must've erased the wires from me.
Christopher Lloyd: Let's just leave it at that.
They tricked me.
Christopher Lloyd: Anyway, here's what I did to make things better.
Christopher Lloyd: I marched over to Funny or Die, and made them
give me the hoverboard that I,
Christopher Lloyd: and all the other folks signed on that
day of the shoot.
Christopher Lloyd: This belongs to the people.
Not in some dusty old storage unit.
Christopher Lloyd: So apparently if you still have a Facebook
account, you should go,
Christopher Lloyd: leave a comment on this video, and
one of you will get it.
Christopher Lloyd: At the very least, one person will be happy
after so many of you have been sad.
Christopher Lloyd: Even though I was tricked into being in this
fake hoverboard video, part of
Christopher Lloyd: me is happy about my involvement, because if
we inspire, one person to get
Christopher Lloyd: into the hover sciences, I consider that a victory.
Christopher Lloyd: Here's to hoverboards being actually real
Christopher Lloyd: Go. Do it. Make it happen, for all of us.
Christopher Lloyd: God bless you.