SOCIAL MEDIA STARS ARE HERE TO STAY.
It’s official. Social media stars are taking over! YouTube star, Bethany Mota made headlines a couple of weeks ago when she said she would choose YouTube over TV. Now, Vine stars like Cameron Dallas and Marcus Johns are showing us how times have changed. Dallas and Johns star in the Dreamworks Animation and Awesomeness TV’s film, ‘EXPELLED’.
“EXPELLED” is a modern day take on “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” with more swag. It had limited theatrical release, but became available for purchase online just a few days after it’s Los Angeles premiere. Some probably questioned whether or not this film would be a hit since Vine stars aren’t household names yet, but with a huge fan base and strong support, the film now has a 5-star rating and over 5,000 reviews on iTunes. I think it’s safe to say that this film is a bonafide hit. Will this lead to more films starring faces from Vine and YouTube? Well of course! In fact, filming on Nash Grier’s new film is set to begin in January 2015. In the meantime, check out my interviews at the premiere of ‘EXPELLED’ and watch Expelled promo bloopers below. If you haven’t already, go purchase the film and let us know what you think below.