High School Sucks The Musical is the first feature length film made by and for popular YouTube personalities to be distributed via the internet. Created by YouTube sensations Tim Chantarangsu and Pedro Flores, the duo behind the highly popular Kings of YouTube and Kings Of MySpace videos, the movie is slated for release in the coming year via YouTube with the first full clip just launched
Over the last few years, web-based content has exploded in popularity, with everything from Funny Or Die, secondary web videos for network TV shows that offer peripheral storylines and independent web series' that are sprouting up all over the internet. It was only a matter of time, I suppose, that we would start seeing feature films being created not only for the internet, but by creators of some innovative web content. High School Sucks: The Musical is such a film and, while release plans aren't fully concrete as of yet, the response to just the few videos posted on their YouTube channel has been overwhelming in such a short time. The first four-minute clip of the film was released on the channel three weeks ago and it already has 1.75 million hits so far. I was able to speak with Pedro Flores, the writer-director-actor-producer behind the film to talk about this innovative new film project. Here's what he had to say.
Can you talk about how this project first came about and how you got started with this?Read More