Tyler Oakley to be subject of new documentary
YouTuber Tyler Oakley will be the subject of Snervous, a new documentary from Awesomeness Films.
Directed by Amy Rice (By the People: The Election of Barack Obama), the film will chart the life and career of the 26-year-old online star during his sold out international Slumber Party tour.
The film is being produced by AwesomenessTV CEO Brian Robbins and Awesomeness Films president Matt Kaplan along with Oakley, Korey Kuhl, Lisa Filipelli and Laura Flanagan. It will have a limited theatrical release and a wide digital rollout handled by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Oakley began uploading vlogs to YouTube in 2007 while he was a freshman in college. In the eight years since, he's grown his audience to more than 7 million subscribers and more than 490 million total views all while become an activist for the LGBT community. "I feel so lucky to partner with Awesomeness to bring my story to the big screen," said Oakley. "I started out making videos as a way to connect and am thrilled by the opportunity to share one of the most exhilarating years of my life."
Awesomeness Films is a division of AwesomenessTV focused on making movies starring digital influencers. The company is about to start production on Before I Fall, an adaptation of the YA novel starring Zoey Deutch (Vampire Academy). In the last year Awesomeness Films has also released Smosh: The Movie and Expelled.
Oakley is repped by Big Frame, a division of AwesomenessTV.
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