The “Peeta Song,” a “Hunger Games” parody video created by BYUtv’s “Studio C” reached 300,000 views in its first week on YouTube.
The organization strategically premiered its “Hunger Games” parody videos in a timely manner just a couple weeks before the third movie premieres in national theaters.
“The parody is so entertaining because the characters look almost identical to the actors in the movie, and it keeps your attention,” said Alex Bench, a junior at BYU. “Great timing, too, with the newest ‘Hunger Games’ movie coming out soon.”
“Studio C” created three separate parody videos: “Peeta’s Song,” “Katniss’ Song,” and “Gale’s Song.” Together, the videos have surpassed one million views on YouTube.
“The skit is so entertaining. They must’ve gotten a bigger budget or something, because the quality of the parody is excellent,” said Laura Harrison, a senior at BYU. “They went into great detail making sure it related perfectly to the movie.”
According to Jared Shores, the “Studio C” creator and executive producer, the goal released by “Studio C” is to have a single one of the parody videos to reach a million views by the premiere of the movie, Nov. 21.
“We are excited about this three-part musical for YouTube as the premiere of the anticipated sequel approaches,” Shores said. “The cast worked hard on making the production, and we hope to see the success continue to grow.”
See all three parody episodes below: