Buckethead – Fictional Movie Trailer

Here is an HD remastered version of a fictional movie trailer that was originally released in 2012 called Buckethead. I made this for the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services (DAS) as an experimental piece about an evil animal care attendant who befriends a lonely shelter dog. The idea started as a joke since I thought the image of a guy walking around with a bucket on his head would be hilarious. The final product, however, wound up eliciting a wonderful message about “removing your bucket” and, essentially, opening your eyes.

The line “nobody cared who I was before I put on the bucket” is a clear nod to Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, which came out earlier that year. I didn’t particularly like the movie; in fact, I was laughing during the climactic battle scene where you have hundreds of hardened violent criminals fighting cops and then in enters a guy wearing a cape and bat uniform. I just can’t…

Anyway, at the time of Buckethead’s release, this is how I imagined outsiders viewing an animal shelter; as a dark and dreary place run by a bunch of “suburban supervillain” bucketheads. While in some cases those notions are still true, I do think that we’ve come a long way in repairing the image that shelters tend to struggle with.

I mean, the shelter let us film one of their employees walking around with a bucket on his head, so they can’t all be that bad, right?

I also mocked up a quick poster for the occasion because…why not?:

Overall, this has always been one of my favorite DAS pieces.