Having achieved success thanks to its network of popular social media stars, Maker Studios is now expanding into film, and its first feature-length offering is less than a month away from its arrival. Internet Famous, which stars Shane Dawson as one of five nominees at a fictitious “Web Star of the Year” ceremony, will be available June 21st on iTunes.
The stars of Internet Famous are all known for their digital work, but in the film, those creators will spoof themselves and their colleagues. In mockumentary fashion, Internet Famous sends up various web star archetypes, including the “one-hit wonder,” “the prankster,” and others. Beyond Dawson, other creators who appear in the film include Amanda Cerny, Christian DelGrosso, Steve Greene, and Richard Ryan.
In addition to announcing the release date for Internet Famous, Maker Studios also shared a trailer for the film. Between the mockumentary style and the quirky characters, there is definitely a bit of a Christopher Guest vibe in play, albeit with a slightly sillier tone that will appear to the movie’s target audience.