After striking a partnership earlier this year to create feature films, YouTube and Awesomeness Films have announced that they’re starting production on their first movie together: Dance Camp, a teen drama starring Nadji Jeter (Grown Ups) and YouTube and Vine stars Meg DeAngelis and Jake Paul.
Directed by the female duo Bert & Bertie, Dance Camp will star Jeter as Hunter, a reckless teen whose mother ships him off to dance camp. While he initially refuses to take the camp and its eclectic dancers seriously, he soon finds himself connecting with Cheyenne (DeAngelis) and teaming up with his fellow misfit campers to face off against a rival dance group’s leader (Paul). Jon M. Chu (Jem and the Holograms) will produce Dance Camp, and Fatima Robinson (The Voice, Dreamgirls) will choreograph.
“Music and dance are universally appealing,” Awesomeness Films president Matt Kaplan said in a release. “We are thrilled to be working with prolific dance experts like Jon and Fatima on Dance Camp as they continue to set the bar for the dance genre.”
With more than 24 million dance-related videos uploaded to YouTube over the past 10 years, dance is one of the most popular categories on the site.
Josh Leyva, Jordyn Jones, Jacob Wysoki, Niki Demartino, and Gabi Demartino round out the cast of Dance Camp.
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