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Watch: $25,000 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Advertising Budget Spent On Typhoon Relief

Indiewire By James Hiler | Indiewire December 17, 2013 at 2:22PM

Normally, when hired to make a promotional video for a Hollywood feature film, you focus on promoting the film.
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Normally when hired to make a promotional video for a Hollywood feature film, you focus on promoting the film. Instead, filmmaker Casey Neistat spent the entire $25,000 budget he was given to promote "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" to fly to the Philippines and help the victims of the recent typhoon which devastated the region. Renting two buses filled with supplies, Neistat ended up delivering 10,000 meals, tools to 35 villages, and basic medicine to local organizations.

The New York based filmmaker is the writer, director, editor and star of the HBO series "The Neistat Brothers" and has released dozens of short movies on his YouTube account.

Watch Neistat's video documenting the relief effort below.


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