‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Goes Virtual Reality in New Multi-Sensory Comedy Short (Exclusive)

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Goes Virtual Reality in New Multi-Sensory Comedy Short (Exclusive)
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic is making his virtual reality (Vr) debut in a new comedic short film called “Shady Friend” that is being produced exclusively for the Positron Voyager Vr motion chair and that sounds even trippier than most of Yankovic’s vast catalog of oddball hits.

Case in point: The resulting short film will include not only motion, but also scents and haptic elements — which should make for an interesting experience, given the topic. “Shady Friend” is all about a heartbroken hero who accidentally takes some psychedelic drugs his less-than reputable buddy has brought over to his apartment.

Principal photography for “Shady Friend,” which also stars former SNL writer Nick Kocher, Nick Rutherford (“Brigsby Bear”) and Minka Kelly has concluded, but there’s no word on a release date yet.

The film was written by Andrew Disney and Bradley Jackson and directed by Andrew Disney. It’s being jointly produced
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