YouTube Spaces, Legendary Entertainment and master filmmaker Guillermo del Toro have teamed up to deliver horror-inspired content onto the biggest video sharing platform in the world with over 100 YouTube creators filming original videos on Guillermo del Toro-inspired horror sets at YouTube Spaces in London, Tokyo, LA and New York over the last few weeks.
As part of program, Guillermo del Toro offered creative consultations with select YouTube creators based on a submitted horror concept from each region via Google Hangout. Here are the six creators that received the post-production creative consultation with him:
YouTube Space NY:
Elijah – DominicFear
YouTube Space London:
Dementia – Chewing Sand (aka Hazel Hayes)
YouTube Space Tokyo:
The Room – HiROKi
No Face Trailer – SciFi Japan TV
YouTube Space LA:
Versions of Elloise – BlackBoxTV
The Passing – Lana McKissack
All YouTube creators in the YouTube Space House of Horrors: A Legendary Halloween program who are uploading videos between October 21-Halloween are also eligible for a development deal with Legendary and the winner will be announced later this year.
Here are some other fun horror-inspired videos created at the YouTube Spaces as part of this program:
YouTube Space New York
Modern Monster Mash – Key of Awesome #91 – Barely Political
The Key of Awesome series from the Barely Political YouTube channel includes musical parodies of popular music videos and original comedic songs.
Michael Jackson Thriller 20 style Halloween cover – Ten Second Songs
Anthony Vincent of ten second songs films his cover of thriller in YouTube Space New York.
Run by the brothers Antonius and Vijay Nazareth, AVByte is a YouTube channel known for its original musical comedy that tackles nerd culture.
Sex in a Haunted House – Above Average
Above Average is a digital comedy network from Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video, the entertainment company behind Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Fallon, 30 Rock, and Portlandia.
What Terrifies 20-Somethings On Halloween – Paul Gale Comedy
Part of the Above Average network, Paul Gale makes filmic short form comedy about dating, relationships and modern problems.
The Lonely Halloween Doll – SunKissAlba
Part of the StyleHaul network, Alba Garcia Ramos (aka SunKissAlba) is a beauty and women’s lifestyle vlogger on YouTube focused on the best in natural hair care, beauty and health tips.
YouTube Space LA
Ghosts – VSauce3
Hosted by Jake Roper, the channel is dedicated to fictional worlds and video games.
Brothers Chris and Nick Riedell (Camp Takota) write, direct and act in their creative short videos.
The 8-Bit Haunted Dance Party with Felicia Day – Geek & Sundry
The channel is devoted to bringing the best of indie geek culture.
Crescendo – A Halloween Short Film – HauntedSunshineGirl
The channel consists of ghosts, zombies, randomness and lots of Sunshine content.
Founded by Chris Hardwick, this YouTube channel proudly creates content for everyone’s inner nerd.
RESIDENT ENIS: Halloween Song (Feat. Markiplier and Dodger) – Random Encounters
Part Walt Disney and part Monty Python, Random Encounters lovingly — musically — pokes and prods at everyone’s favorite games as only a squadron of nerds could.
Tone Death– 5secondfilms
5-Second Films is a vertically-branded viral humor depository, delivering original commercial content to shareholders and upwardly mobile males.
The Lady In the Walls – Lia Marie Johnson
The channel features 17 year old Lia Marie Johnson from Nickelodeon’s AwesomenessTV show singing and doing sketch comedy.
“The Wish Box” House of Horrors – RoxyDarr
The channel is hosted by singer, actor and dancer, Roxy Darr.
YouTube Space Tokyo
The YouTube channel from independent film producer and comedian Okada Shinware.
YouTube vlogger SekineRise offers must-see hair, makeup and travel tips.
This bilingual YouTube channel is based in Tokyo and Osaka with must-see improv and sketch comedy.
This YouTube channels is devoted to original horror content.
Pieces of 8 – Chapter 1 – visceralpsyche
Short films from independent film producer Paul Leeming based in Japan.
YouTube Space London
How To Make A Hit HALLOWEEN Pop Song – Brett Domino
Brett and The Brett Domino Trio offer mind-breaking covers and medleys of songs by your favourite artists performed on a range of instruments (from keytar to ukulele to keyboard to Stylophone), ground-blowing original songs and witty observationalism set to hip-hop music.
There’s Something in the Attic – Lee Hardcastle
Lee Hardcastle likes to make fun making cool little videos that are not for children.
Astray – A Halloween short – Tomek
A YouTube channel that mixes travel, sketches, hopefully funny things, as well as a few diy-ish’ly entertaining videos.
YouTube Spaces, Legendary Entertainment and master filmmaker Guillermo del Toro have teamed up to deliver horror-inspired content onto the biggest video sharing platform in the world. As part of 2014’s Halloween holiday celebration, Legendary and YouTube Spaces partnered to provide the ideal setting and resources to connect with one of the most creative filmmaking communities in the world and seek out the brave new voice in horror.
YouTube creators had the opportunity to create original videos on terrifying cinematic sets inspired by Guillermo del Toro at YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo and New York, as part of a special global programming event on YouTube.
From September 22 – October 28, 2014, YouTube creators wrote, shot and edited their scariest videos at the YouTube Spaces. As well as appearing on individual creator channels, all content will appear on the YouTube Spaces channel, the official Legendary YouTube channel and promoted through social media platforms. Videos are going live between October 21 and Halloween.
In celebration of his return to horror with the upcoming Crimson Peak, master of ceremonies Guillermo del Toro selected the scariest video concepts to come out of each region and provided a personal rough-cut creative consultation with the creators. The program’s finale will see Legendary offer one lucky YouTube creator a development deal to realize the full potential of their idea.
The effort is part of YouTube Spaces’ tent-pole programming initiative that furthers the Spaces’ mission to bring together the most creative people in the world around celebrated cultural events. For more infomation on YouTube Spaces, please visit www.youtube.com/spaces.
Video from Guillermo del Toro: www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_qq-ZEM6XE
Guillermo del Toro on YouTube Space LA Set Photos: ftp.mprm.com/GDTPressDay
YouTube Space NY Set Photos: sites.google.com/site/ytsnypress/ytsnyimages