The SneakyZebra is a team of British film-makers primarily producing regular Youtube video content, parody videos and other independent film content.
Being a small team means we have to be very adaptive & flexible. We do all our own producing & research. On set a mixture of camera operating, directing. Gary is the editor extraordinaire carrying out all the editing and VFX work.
The core team are Gary Scullion and Nick Acott who share a love of most things Hollywood, they have known each other since school.
Our goal is to be seen as a flagship in UK indie filmmaking – both on and off YouTube – to create and work on high quality productions that people enjoy.
Eventually we’d love to work on more features, we’ve actually got a feature length mockumentary called “It Came Alive” which we’re in talks with for a US distribution.
We’ve got a few ideas that are ready to be developed, but as our work is on YouTube we’re sticking with shorts until we’re in a position to be comfortable to produce them.
The channel SneakyZebra YouTube has been going since December 2010 – since then we’ve managed 950,000 views on our videos on our channel with around 250,000 views on YouTube.com/Machinima.
Our videos have been on CBS (TV & Website) Techcrunch, Gawker, Gizmodo, Paste Magazine, Cnet, Kotaku, Topless Robot and many many more.
Nick and Gary talking about The Good The bad & The Undead
On “The Good, The Bad and The Undead” we worked with John Ward (Full Metal Jacket, Fifth Element), he has worked on hundreds of films and is a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Also we’ve worked with Jon Campling (Harry Potter) on several of our shorts.Outside of
Sneaky Zebra Gary has had the privilege of working with People Like Eddie Hamilton (Kick-Ass, X-Men First Class), Chris Jones (Guerrilla Filmmakers Handbook), Phil Meheux (GoldenEye, Casino Royal) and Rob Hall (The Tournament)
We’re both big fans of action films and comedies, but that doesn’t mean we don’t plan at trying our hand on more serious genres
GARY – Favorite movies are always a hard call, definitely films like Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Star Wars have always had a big influence on me. But outside the Sci-Fi genre I’m also a big fan of Westerns and Martial Arts films. I’m a big fan of Old School Cameron flicks like Terminator and Aliens but directors like Edgar Wright, Matthew Vaughn and David Fincher also play a big part, they have a great sense of style and storytelling.
NICK - Back to the Future is personally one of my favorite all time classics, Serenity I absolutely love and Iron Man is one of my recent decents. Stuff like Matthew Vaughn’s Kick Ass that isn’t afraid to be heavy hitting or compromise on the scripts.
Some recent photo’s