Ferris Bueller's Day Off re-cut as an Indie Film

You know, I could have sworn that I had already posted this before because I've seen it a ridiculous number of times. But when I went to check, surprisingly I couldn't find it in my back log of blog posts. So for those of you who haven't yet heard of this or hadn't gotten around to seeing this incredible piece of work yet and you got 2 minutes to spare, here you go. 

This guy named Joseph Brett brilliantly re-cut a trailer for John Hughe's nostalgic 80's teen comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Only this time, he replaces the music and re-edits it to make it look more like an Indie Film rather than an 80's teen comedy. This is the perfect example of the power of editing. Done this way, I can totally envision how this film could have turned out this way and it would have been just as entertaining. It's also a testament to John Hugh's brilliant camera work in this. I always felt it had a certain visual style, much more than any of his other films and when seen this way, it only solidifies that theory. 

I'll be honest, I fucking love this trailer and how it represents a completely different type of film. As cheesy as it sounds, it gives me goosebumps every single time I see it. The music, the imagery, the tone all cut together so brilliantly in a 2 minute and 7 second montage of utter geek brilliance.

Here's a link to his website: http://www.josephbrett.com/


  1. Love Ferris Bueller, one of my most watched films as a teen. This trailer is so cool, makes it have a very Wes Anderson feel. Nice find rG.

  2. Yeah, this is a pretty good fake trailer. Would quite happily watch this version of The Shining too.

    Also, if you're a fan of Ferris check out this comedy sketch - Ferris Bueller's Last Day Off.

  3. Martin: Mine too! I know this film by heart. And you're right, it has a certain Wes Anderson vibe to it, which is why it works so well.

    Jack: Dude! That Shining trailer was amazing! I mean......wow! I might have to post that one soon. That one took me by surprise! Thanks for the info!

  4. I know it's been stuck in my head for several years. I can't watch The Shining anymore because I'll only be disappointed it's not a heart warming drama about struggling writer and his family.

  5. I've never seen this one before, but it's great. It's amazing how a trailer can totally affect the perception of a movie we all know so well.