‘Action Movie Kid’ Creator Signs with UTA
By Sahil Patel
Daniel “Hashi” Hashimoto, the creator behind the “Action Movie Kid” series on YouTube, has signed with UTA. As part of the deal, Hashimoto will work with the agency on expanding the show beyond YouTube shorts to books, products, and feature films, as well as pursue directorial opportunities for himself.
The news was first reported by Deadline.
“Action Movie Kid” is a series of live-action shorts starring Hashimoto’s three-year-old son. Hashimoto uses special effects (by day he works at DreamWorks Animation) to turn his son’s daily adventures into something more super-powered (there are a lot of explosions and flying objects). On YouTube, the show has attracted more than 170,000 subscribers and 34 million views.
Hashimoto is repped by attorney Phil Daniels. UTA’s digital group, which includes agents Greg Goodfried and Ali Barash, leads a multi-departmental roster covering film, books, branded entertainment, and more. Other digital clients include YouTubers Joey Graceffa, Justine Ezarik, and Shane Dawson.