Joe Wakim wanted to find some unique and innovative way to propose to his girlfriend. His final decision was to cut himself into various movie trailers.
Wakim chose extremely romantic films such as Titanic and The Notebook. Then he went in another direction by placing himself inside the less romantic movie The Shining.
According to Wakim:
“I was mainly inspired by Billy Crystal’s Academy Awards opening and some videos that Ellen did compositing herself in Titanic.”
It took the hopeless romantic a full two weeks to put the trailer together. Plus he had to watch a ton of movies to pinpoint the perfect spot for interjecting himself.
The final outcome? Wakin tweeted:
— Joe Wakim (@JOEWAK) September 19, 2013
The movie trailer was uploaded on September 18 by YouTube user joewak and it has already racked up more than 17,000 views.