It’s easily the 2015 campaign’s most computer graphics-filled video: Dragons, a giant Canada goose and a towering space robot. And according to independent candidate Wyatt Scott, it all started with a solemn vow to defy the alleged “shenanigans” of the local Liberal Party. “Obviously, people don’t have attention spans nowadays, so we figured what can we do to draw attention?” said Scott, who put together the video for less than $1,000 after recruiting student filmmakers through Craigslist. The one-minute video entitled “I’m running for Parliament!” features the B.C. candidate riding a Canada goose and stabbing a dragon in the head with a broadsword. “University is too damn expensive!” he says, while catching a man in drag falling from the sky.
Then, in front of a Mayan temple inexplicably bedecked with marijuana leaves, he picks up a golden idol, Indiana Jones-style. “The Indigenous people aren’t even protected by their own government,” he says.
The video has been online since mid-June, but it was only on Monday night that it began to rack up views after getting shared widely in online forums.