Dutch YouTube Star To Lead in Feature Film
Enzo Knol may not be a familiar name to American viewers, but the Dutch YouTube Star is a celebrity in his native country of the Netherlands. Knol boasts over 680,000 subscribers and more than 300 million video views on his channel, and soon, he will star in his first feature film. It’s called OFFLINE, and it will premiere in Dutch theaters sometime in 2016.
Produced by NewBeTV and Just Productions, OFFLINE will tell the story of rival YouTubers who must work together to get the internet back online after a cyber-attack causes the web to crash and kick off an internet blackout across the Netherlands. Vincent van Zelm and Iván López Núñez are writing the comedy flick, and Núñez will also direct the film.
Knol, who is partnered with the European multi-channel network Divimove (whose majority owner is FremantleMedia), will star in the film as himself, alongside other Dutch and internationally-known YouTubers. Knol will be filming behind-the-scenes videos during the filming of OFFLINE to increase awareness and interest in the movie among his social media followers.
‘’The concept of OFFLINE really appealed to me because the internet plays such an essential part in my daily life, and in that of the other YouTubers of course,” Knol said in a release. “This is a great project and I am very excited to play a leading role in it.”
Other cast members of OFFLINE will be announced at a later date. The Dutch film is slated for release in 2016.
It goes to show that YouTube content creators really are a major piece in the future of entertainment.
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