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    A Gold Coast fishing and surfing collective that began as “three men in a boat” say they have now created a $1 million clothing and media distribution empire.

    The Mad Hueys, who have been called Australia’s answer to Jackass, received worldwide attention in January when they posted video of member Shaun Harrington being brushed by a 2.4m tiger shark while clutching a bird cage.

    The video has been viewed over three million times on YouTube, their Facebook page has over 58,000 likes and their Instagram has nearly 120,000 followers.

    The team now has a US distribution deal for their content and clothing line and they say European contracts are imminent. They are also in negotiations with world surfing governing body ASP to sponsor and provide content to an upcoming event in Bali.

    The team was originally formed when three friends entered a professional fishing tournament on the Gold Coast three years ago and were forced to choose a name.

    “Huey” was a joke between mates that stuck, founder and video director Joel Scott said.

    “We used to all call each other Huey, and we wanted to be madder than the rest of the competition,” he said.


    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/08/21/14/26/the-mad-hueys-creating-an-empire-on-the-back-of-viral-video-success#iIoYpHty8yGuJRCY.99

    A Gold Coast fishing and surfing collective that began as “three men in a boat” say they have now created a $1 million clothing and media distribution empire.

    The Mad Hueys, who have been called Australia’s answer to Jackass, received worldwide attention in January when they posted video of member Shaun Harrington being brushed by a 2.4m tiger shark while clutching a bird cage.

    The video has been viewed over three million times on YouTube, their Facebook page has over 58,000 likes and their Instagram has nearly 120,000 followers.

    The team now has a US distribution deal for their content and clothing line and they say European contracts are imminent. They are also in negotiations with world surfing governing body ASP to sponsor and provide content to an upcoming event in Bali.

    The team was originally formed when three friends entered a professional fishing tournament on the Gold Coast three years ago and were forced to choose a name.

    “Huey” was a joke between mates that stuck, founder and video director Joel Scott said.

    “We used to all call each other Huey, and we wanted to be madder than the rest of the competition,” he said.


    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/08/21/14/26/the-mad-hueys-creating-an-empire-on-the-back-of-viral-video-success#iIoYpHty8yGuJRCY.99

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