Hey, Oscars!!! You forgot about the Kreepy and Sinkhole teachers… two hilarious spoofs that My Octopus Teacher inspired.
Johannesburg, South Africa (26 April 2021) – My Octopus Teacher has just won an Oscar for the Best Documentary, but we cannot forget “My Kreepy Teacher” or “My Sinkhole Teacher”… hilarious spoofs that were inspired by the award-winning doccie!
The original documentary has won more than 20 international awards, including Best Documentary at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) and Producers Guild of America Awards, becomes the first nature documentary to win an Academy Award since The Cove in 2010 and has now taken home an Oscar for the best documentary for 2020.
The story is about Craig Foster, who is suffering from a loss of purpose, begins a daily diving regimen in the freezing kelp forests at the tip of Africa to re-energize himself. Foster is an award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of the Sea Change Project and has dedicated the past nine years to diving every day in the Atlantic Ocean without a wetsuit, documenting the process of how the human body adapts to cold and studying the kelp forest ecosystem.
What he discovers below the water’s surface is a totally alien motivation in the form of an unusually curious octopus. This beautiful record of an animal’s entire life—something seldom achieved in the wild, let alone underwater—was shot over a full year and explores the habits and personality of a strange, undulating creature that most of us have only ever eaten.
But it also inspired two hilarious spoofs!
Retroviral created my Kreepy Teacher for Kreepy Krauly. Mike Sharman was in the ECD role while Glen Biderman-Pam directed Declan Manca Edited and Michael Carter DoP.
My Kreepy Teacher takes us on a journey of one South Africans newfound relationship with his Kreepy Krauly… if My Octopus Teacher brought tears to your eyes, then My Kreepy Teacher will make you cry with laughter.
Watch it below:
My Sinkhole Teacher was created by a Fourways resident who wanted to spotlight Joburg’s failing infrastructure that is as old as 40 years and hasn’t been maintained properly in over 20 years old.
His view is that in 20 years, the poor remain poor and will have it harder now with all the infrastructure that has been not maintained over the years.
Watch it below:
My “sinkhole" teacher… South Africans always find the funniest side of really serious situations. 😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/3r8lVcajuX
— Brent Lindeque (@BrentLindeque) November 4, 2020