Have you ever wanted your own working hover board? With only three more years until the promise of hoverboards are realized (at least according to the Back to the Future movies), a team of young filmmakers has made a commercial that we may watch on our portrait TVs in the future. Check out the ad:
Southern California film student Zach King (AKA The Final Cut King) made the real (not so real) hoverboard commercial. It’s pretty convincing at first glance, but towards the end, you can see the seams. We all know hoverboards don’t work on water, unless you have power! But the cast’s enthusiasm for hover boards makes up for the commercial’s shortcomings.
Meanwhile, as a bonus, there’s a fun easter egg on King’s website. If you go to his hoverboard video and click the link that will supposedly let you buy a hoverboard, it will instead take you to a fun Flash-enabled Back to the Future mini-game instead. The game is called “Back to the Future: The Train Scene.” The object of the game is taken from Back to the Future Part III, where you have to get the DeLorean time machine up to 88mph using a locomotive.
King is currently a senior at the Biola University Film School in La Mirada, California. He hopes to one day become a working director in Hollywood. This hoverboard commercial and the other short films on his site are good calling cards for his talent behind the camera.