YouTube creator/producer/director/composer, Kurt Hugo Schneider (4.5+ million subs / 925+ million views) will live stream the premiere of his long awaited first full length feature film, “College Musical” tomorrow (September 3) at 8:00pm PDT.
Both a music artist and director, Schneider is primarily known for his “One Take” YouTube videos, which film a complicated scene in just one take. Through these videos he’s worked with Interscope Records, Rixton, John Legend, Coca-Cola, Buick, Jason Mraz, Hunter Hayes, Victoria Justice among others, and had more subscribers than Drake and Lorde combined.
“College Musical” also co-stars Allison Williams of HBO’s Drama Series, “Girls.” Williams will also be starring as Peter Pan in Peter Pan Live! on December 4.
YouTube Creators Kurt Hugo Schneider and Sam Tsui, to Release First Full Length Feature Film, “College Musical”
Film pre-released via YouTube live stream premiere event September 3 at 8PM PDT from YouTube Space LA, followed by official commercial release on Netflix,
Google Play, On Demand and iTunes
YouTube Celebrity/Producer/Director/Composer, Kurt Hugo Schneider will live stream the premiere of his long awaited first full length feature film, “College Musical,” a fun a fun, lighthearted love story about discovering who you are. With 4.5 million subscribers and more than 925 million video views on his popular YouTube channel, viewers can catch the live stream at www.youtube.com/KurtHugoSchneider.
Schneider’s frequent collaborator and former Yale classmate Sam Tsui, will star in the film alongside Allison Williams (Marnie Michaels) of HBO’s Drama Series, “Girls.” You may recognize Tsui from his appearances on NBC’s “The Sing Off,” or FOX’s “American Idol,” where he served as a Host and Correspondent, or from his viral YouTube videos which have garnered more than 500 million hits worldwide.
In addition to Tsui who played “Cooper” and Williams whose character role was “Bianca” in the film, other notable cast members include: Julie Shain (Jackie), Miles Jacoby (Nate), Emma Barash (Danielle), David McIntosh (Man Child) and Brennan Caldwell (Lubo).
“College Musical” started as a YouTube short-form video series back in January of 2009, and was initially produced and directed by Schneider. The following year, Kurt and his college roommates/ “College Musical” Co-Producers, Andrew Johnson and Jake Bruene, conceived the idea to turn the series into a feature film. The film was shot on a prestigious university campus in July of 2010 with a cast and crew of 65, funding from Peter Schneider Productions, and official production by NoodleHouse Studios. The Director of Photography was Chris Ripley the film was edited by Brian Capri. T.J. Smith, John Wu, Kat Lau, and Michael Schneider were amongst those credited on IMDB for their production, assistant production, and co-production of the film.
The “College Musical” screenplay was written by Jake Bruene, and the original music/ movie score was composed by Andrew Johnson and Kurt Schneider.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUP3NPf-57Y
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