Freddie Wong and Jon Favreau team up for some Cowboys and Aliens shenanigans
So YouTube special effects wizard Freddie Wong apparently got a call from Cowboys and Aliens director Jon Favreau, who wanted him to do a promo for the movie, and gave him permission to do whatever he wanted as long as it tied in some way.
Jon’s kid apparently LOVES our stuff – they’ve been watching our videos for months. Jon wanted to do something with us so he basically pulled a bunch of weight and told Universal to let us do ANYTHING. That meant shooting on the Universal lot for free, props and wardrobe from the movie free for our use, equipment, etc. It was a dream come true. So we came up with a ridiculous concept where it was basically cowboys versus the FreddieW channel, and sent it by him, and he was totally down.