Multi-channel network and multi-platform production company Fullscreen announced today that it will release its first narrative feature, “The Outfield,” exclusively on iTunes on Nov. 10.
The film is toplined by Vine stars Nash Grier and Cameron Dallas and Joey Bragg (Disney’s “Liv and Maddie”), who play a trio of high school baseball stars and best buds who are thrown a curve ball by some unexpected life changes.
“The Outfield was directed by Eli Gonda and Michael Goldfine and produced by Goldfine and Gil Kruger.
It is the second film to come from Goldfine’s stint as Fullscreen’s chief creative officer, following his documentary “#O2LForever,” which premiered on Vimeo earlier this year. Prior to coming to Fullscreen in Oct. 2014, Goldfine produced the hit direct-to-video feature “Camp Takota,” starring top YouTubers Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart. The project set the template for films that stack their casts with digital influencers to harness their social media fan bases subsequently used by AwesomenessTV’s “Expelled,” starring Dallas, and, now, “The Outfield.”
Goldfine departed Fullscreen last month and, in his place, the company hired Polly Auritt and Katy Chen to lead scripted and unscripted programming, respectively.
Fullscreen’s network has 65,000 creators — including such top digital stars as Helbig, The Fine Bros., Devin SuperTramp, Lohanthony, Andrea Russett and Jack and Jack — with more 600 million subscribers, generating more than 5 billion monthly video views across.
Grier has 12 million followers on Vine (more than Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Ellen Degeneres), over four million on YouTube and close to five million on Twitter. Dallas has approximately six million followers on Vine and over five million on Twitter.