July 4th is nearly upon us and, while it's locked in the middle of the workweek, it doesn't mean we can't get weird and fun with the national holiday.
As a tribute to Independence Day, the director celebrates July 4th in what he feels is the most "AMERICA way possible" — combining food and fireworks.
Watch as traditional 4th of July picnic foods like hot dogs, watermelon, and Jell-O explode to the National Anthem.
Ma told Foodbeast:
"This was a personal project and ode to my favorite 4th of July foods with fireworks I was never allowed to play with as a kid."
The director revealed that the foods chosen were not only iconic to Independence Day picnics, but items that would also yield to beautiful explosions in slow motion.
"I had a small but brilliant team who made all this happen. Brett Long was our food stylist who worked in tandem with Mike Quattrocchi (our fireworks technician) to attach M80 and mortar fireworks to watermelons, potato salad, Jell-O molds and hot dogs for precision in our blasts. For the set decoration and propping, Chuck Willis and Melissa Stammer brought to life my vision for the tabletops, which was a kitschy Americana '80s feel."
Remember kids, DO NOT try this at home. As this behind-the-scenes pic shows, the explosions were very real.