Tim Krueger down in Southern California pointed out this video promoting a new $45 million Balboa Peninsula mansion and an article in the LA Times about Tim Smith, the listing agent. Update: Also, at Smithgroupfilms.com, Tim Smith the listing agent explains the background for this film and why they made it.
The LA Times article says:
The house, expensive even by Newport standards, hit the market Monday with a $45-million list price and a marketing video that goes beyond the usual walk-through and aerial footage. Tim Smith of the Smith Group, a specialist in coastal Orange County luxury properties, connected with professional filmmakers, a cast of social media personalities, and the artists behind the viral 2010 party anthem “Teach Me How to Dougie” to create a takeoff called “Teach Me How to Duffy,” which aims to show potential buyers the lifestyle that awaits in the newly built, never-lived-in Balboa Peninsula mansion.
Smith, who regularly commissions creative, narrative-driven videos to highlight his listings, said he wanted to create “energy around the listing” with “Teach Me How to Duffy,” which was produced in less than two weeks on a $50,000 budget.
The unusual thing about this video is that it doesn't even reveal that it is marketing a property until about 2:30 minutes into the 4-minute video.