What is a “sweded” film?
“Sweding” a movie simply means that you take an existing film, an iconic film scene or a well-known trailer and re-shoot it (as cheaply as possible).
The term was coined in the movie “Be kind – rewind”. Two guys called Jerry and Mike work in a video store. After accidentally deleting all videos they decide to create self-made versions of the films. First they shoot Ghostbusters, because someone wants to watch it. In the same way they also produce Rush Hour 2, the Lion King and RoboCop. As the shooting takes some time, the two guys explain their customers that the movies first have to be “sweded”. This verb is used for describing a complicated technique of re-shooting the films. Despite or maybe because of the trashy style of the “sweded” films, Jerry and Mike become famous.
“Sweded” movies have become a regular trend on youtube in the previous years. I wanted to follow that trend at the school I’m working at, too.
The original trailer
The “sweded” version of the trailer
Pictures of the shoot