Awesomeness Films has announced that their documentary on gay YouTube sensation and LGBT rights activist Tyler Oakley, “Snervous,” will be released in in December 2015 through a limited theatrical release and globally on all major digital platforms. Directed by Amy Rice, the film follows the life and career of 26 year-old digital icon, Tyler Oakley, through his sold out Slumber Party tour across the U.S., U.K., and Ireland. Producers on the film include Awesomeness Films’ Brian Robbins and Matt Kaplan, along with Tyler, Korey Kuhl, Lisa Filipelli and Laura Flanagan.
“Tyler Oakley brings an incredible and inspiring message to his global fan base,” said Matt Kaplan, president of Awesomeness Films. “We are excited to share an unfiltered and behind-the-scenes look into his world.”
Tyler Oakley uploaded his first video in 2007 while he was a freshman at Michigan State. He now has over 350 videos online with over 490 million views, over 7 million subscribers and 21 million followers on social media. From being a resident advisor on campus to a teacher’s assistant, Oakley likes to give back to the community as well. He is a big supporter of the Trevor Project where he raised over $1 million for the organization. In 2014, he received the Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Web Star and Choice Web Collaboration as well as the Streamy Award for Entertainer of the Year and Activist Icon of the Year. In addition, he has written his own book titled “Binge.”
Oakley stated “I feel so lucky to partner with Awesomeness to bring my story to the big screen. I started out making videos as a way to connect and am thrilled by the opportunity to share one of the most exhilarating years of my life.”