Unlike Walter Mitty, Casey Neistat is living his dreams.
The 32-year-old filmmaker and viral mastermind was recently given $25,000 by 20th Century Fox to make a promotional video for Fox's upcoming movie, "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty," which stars Ben Stiller and is based on a famous short story from the 1930s.
"[Fox] wanted me to make a movie about chasing a dream," Neistat said on YouTube. "I am a big dreamer but at that time only one thing came to mind; if [I] could do anything in the world right now what would it be? [T]hat's to help the victims of the typhoon."
The company agreed. Three days later, Neistat was there. With the help of his best friend (Neistat did not bring a film crew), he launched his own typhoon relief effort, bringing food and other relief supplies to the citizens of Tacloban, a major Philippine city that was virtually leveled by the storm.
According to Neistat, Fox was pleased with his efforts. "I wasn't dealing with the entire studio, I was dealing with one single open-minded person on their marketing team," Neistat told The Huffington Post in an email. "When I sent her the finished video, she simply replied, 'It made me cry.'"
Watch his video, above.