Earlier this week came a surprise video that has taken the internet by storm, one wherein some filmmakers and fans have shot a test sequence for what would in theory be a Robin Williams biopic. Simply titled "ROBIN Test Footage Scene," the five minute scene has been trending on line (notably on YouTube too) and has already racked up over 1.8 million views. The video, which features actor Jamie Costa performing as the late comedian, has many fans praising it so much that there are calls for the feature-length version to be commissioned. You can find the video below along with the fan reactions.
In the "Test Footage Scene," Costa appears as Robin Williams, having previously made headlines and gone viral for his impression of the comedian after his death in 2014. The scene itself is a moment between Williams and his Mork & Mindy co-star Pam Dawber, played by actress Sarah Murphree, ahead of shooting a scene on the popular sitcom when she breaks the news to him that his fellow comedian John Belushi passed away the night before. Costa goes through a wide array of emotions and beats as Williams in the sequence, among the many reasons fans are eager to see it become a full film. The scene is directed by Jake Lewis, who co-wrote it with Sam Lewis and Jamie Costa,
What do you think of the Robin Test footage? Let us know in the comments below.
(Robin Williams cover photo by Jim Britt/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)
Beyond an impression
WOW. 😳 This is beyond an impression… it’s like Robin Williams jumped into Jamie Costa’s body in a effort to get his well-deserved bio-pic made already.October 13, 2021
This Robin Williams impersonation by Jamie Costa is...no words. pic.twitter.com/jahxP7yG0j— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) October 13, 2021
he's CHANNELLING Robin Williams.
I hope Jamie Costa and his team get backing, studio support, whatever they need to make this b/c holy flashbacks, Batman, I swear he's CHANNELLING Robin Williams. 💔 https://t.co/vgb0Yxhgnq— smithbrainz (@smithbrainz) October 12, 2021
Jamie Costa as Robin Williams. This is Oscar worthy pic.twitter.com/xUFJM4VWcE— BLURAYANGEL (@blurayangel) October 13, 2021
How unreal is this Robin Williams impersonation? Jamie Costa is this guys name. Give him the award now!!!
I had to double take. WOW. pic.twitter.com/lXp1xi6RGt— Crafty (@HomeoftheHiSox) October 12, 2021
I don't often get goosebumps
I don't often get goosebumps from something truly uncanny, but this is quite magical footage - even when he just says 'no' with sadness, the resemblance is remarkable. If a biopic does get made with Jamie Costa as Robin Williams, get a great script & director to do it justice? 🤞 pic.twitter.com/WMMvspNiNR— Lee 'The Honest Geek' Doherty (@PardonMeImBlunt) October 13, 2021
NAILED this role
If you haven't seen this yet, do yourself a favor.October 12, 2021
Jamie Costa has absolutely NAILED this role of Robin Williams, he brings that same spark he had to this.