SpaceX Launch You Up



Launch and land and relaunch! With an impending landing attempt by SpaceX to recover and reuse their Falcon 9 rocket, we jumped to our feet to help celebrate this possible moment in history.

Our team worked around the clock to pull together this Elon Musk venture-themed parody of 2015’s biggest hit, “Uptown Funk,” just in time to release in conjunction with the rocket’s landing attempt. Our combo of dancing SpaceX engineers, clever songwriting riddled with puns, and a full team of VFX artists amped up fans across the space industry and earned us our very first Telly Award. While the rocket ultimately missed its final landing, we have it on good authority that “SpaceX Launch You Up” is the new SpaceX control room anthem on launch days.

Behind-the-Scenes Photos


Winner of 2015 Telly Award (Online Video | Humor)
Nominee of 2015 Geekie Award (Best Music Video)


Produced by Cinesaurus
Director: Gabe Conroy
Creative Director: Steven Hudson
Director of Photography: David Zimmermann
Writers: Robert Bojorquez, Gabe Conroy, David Hudson, Steven Hudson, David Zimmernann
Production Manager: Robert Bojorquez
Audio Mixing: Art Johnson
Editor: David Zimmermann
Visual Effects: Gabe Conroy, David Hudson, Steven Hudson
Additional VFX: Robert Bojorquez, David Zimmermann
Costume Designer: Brigid Lohman


Vocals: Art Johnson
Bruno Mars: Buddy Waddington
Dancers: Selena Annis, Brad Walker, Sarah Hudson, Mikey Dela Cruz
Gwynne Shotwell: Makenzie Greenblatt
Tom Mueller: Drew Barth
Elon Musk: David Hudson