Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla from SMOSH have created a digital space where over 41 million YouTube subscribers and 39 million social media followers track their every moves and enjoy their bountiful creations. Their latest project is the film “Ghostmates,” a digital comedy that tests the terrestrial limits of friendship.
Directed by Jack Henry Robbins, the movie follows Charlie (Padilla), a socially-awkward and unemployed dude who finds a great apartment only to discover that it’s inhabited by ghost Eddie (Hecox), the previous tenant who unexpectedly died inside. Now Eddie won’t vacate the premise and can’t move on to the afterlife until he makes amends with the living, specifically his ex-girlfriend. It gets even better when ghost T-Pain – who somehow also died – unexpectedly helps Eddie move on.
“You want to be best friends,” Eddie asks the rapper. “No, no, no. I’m probably going to go find Tupac,” he replies as he ascends into heaven.
“Ghostmates” is produced by DEFY Media and executive produced by Barry Blumberg, Jeffy Can, Padilla and Hecox. Additional producers include Carrie Lynn Certa and Ryan Finnerty, who also serves as the film’s writer.
The comedy is SMOSH’s second feature film following “Smosh: The Movie.” The picture premiere at Vidcon 2015 in Anaheim, California to mixed reviews. Since then they’ve kept their followers entertained with their multiple YouTube channels, voice cameos in “The Angry Birds Movie” and a Smosh Live show.
“Ghostmates” will be released December 14 on YouTube Red. Check out the trailer below.