Casey Neistat Brings Pokémon GO to Life with a Little Help from Pikachu

Casey Neistat (filmmaker and YouTube vlogger) just did it again with this FUN new short film (Pokémon Go IN REAL LIFE)! “Riding” on the popularity of the latest (viral gaming app), Pokémon GO, with a little help from his YouTube collaborator Shonduras.

In the video, we see them execute a well-choreographed chase sequence through the streets of New York City (NYC) with Neistat dressed Ash Ketchum-like and Shonduras as Pikachu. We also get some viewer reactions and everyone (except two NYPD officers) seemed to have gotten a kick out of the whole thing.

Ash Ketchum and the lovable Pikachu

Since starting daily vlogging last April, Casey’s managed to create some pretty viral content including this YouTube video (SNOWBOARDING WITH THE NYPD). He’s also successfully managed to grow his subscribers from just over half a million, to fast approaching 4 million.

Pokemon Go - app
Pokémon GO logo and screenshot of the gaming app

I’m sure this new Pokémon GO video will be a hit and will only catapult Casey Neistat into the stratosphere of YouTube vlogging. If this isn’t a great example of guerrilla marketing, I don’t know what is! Pokémon GO will launch in Japan tomorrow (after a little snag) and it makes you wonder if this wasn’t all part of Casey’s plan to tap into that audience.

Keep up the great work, Casey! Enjoy the video. It definitely made my morning and left me laughing.

Now That’s Compact Living! Tour This Tiny Parisian Bachelor Pad

Here’s a YouTube channel that I’ve followed for years that consistently puts out interesting features around architecture – design, alternate building, green buildings, tiny house movement, and everything in between. In this feature (running time: 7 minutes), Filmmaker and Documentarian, Kirsten Dirksen showcases a miniature bachelor pad or as the French say, garçonnière nicknamed “The Dollhouse”.

The small kitchen in the corner comes with all small appliances

It comes with all the “little” essentials such as a washing machine, refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven. As Jaen-Malo explains, everything is custom and nothing is standard, which includes the bed that was cut to fit into the small bedroom upstairs.

The bedroom is simple and comes with storage for clothes and shoes

Once a storage space for a flower shop, homeowner Jean-Malo spent time and money converting it into a very compact and livable space allowing him to be on the doorsteps of downtown Paris (Pigalle).

It’s practical enough to make for a comfortable home and reflects the owner’s rustic and modern style. And if you’re ever thinking about a trip to Paris, this little space is available on AirBnb for rent $140 CAD ($108 USD) per night.

Enjoy and be sure to subscribe to Kirsten’s channel for other great stories.

YouTubers Snowboard through the Streets of NYC

What do you do after your city has faced down one of the worse blizzards on record?! You take to the streets of course! Leave it to Casey Neistat to go snowboarding through the streets of New York City (NYC)!

If you’ve never heard of or seen Casey’s short films and daily vlogs, you can check out the blog I wrote on the super-talented storyteller. I’ll put the link below.

Who wouldn’t want to be out in that “winter wonderland”! I’ll tell you this much, this videos going to go VIRAL. Casey has found another winter…errr winner. Props to his partner in crime and famous YouTuber and Vlogger Jesse Wellens as well for this unforgettable collaboration.

It left me smiling from start to finish. Watch and enjoy!

Here’s the blog post –

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Look Up From Your Phone! Poem Shatters Everything Social Media Claims to Be!

With powerful lines that gets you to stop and think, this poem is so good you won’t even blink. Share with your friends in a real way, we all are deluded and have already missed today.

I couldn’t resist being poetic with my opening paragraph there either when he delivers lines like this:


Written, performed & directed by British Filmmaker and Spoken Word Artist Gary Turk, in under five minutes he manages to have us rethink how our days are spent. What is the value of a minute looking at the world through our own God given lens, versus the lens of the web.

British filmmaker Gary Turk in his element
British filmmaker Gary Turk in his element

I too want to live in the real world, because life’s so short. Ironically we have to look at our smartphones, computers and tablets to watch this, but afterwards you should put them down. Live a little.

Editor’s Note: Updated on May 08, 2015