Abrams Artists Agency (AAA) has signed two new additions to its rapidly-growing roster of digital influencers, Vine star Elton Castee and YouTube gamer Jirard Khalil.
Castee (pictured, top left) has a social reach of 1.8 million, according to Tubular Labs, with more than 1.27M followers on Vine and 400K on Facebook. He recently raised $10K through a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new project, the daily YouTube series “TFIL” (below), in which bets are made on challenges with other top creators and the loser pays for the stunt (e.g., skydiving). TFIL is an acronym for The F*** It List, a play on “bucket list.” Castee is managed by Matt Van De Water at Parallel Entertainment and signed to the multi-channel network is Fullscreen Media.
Known as “The Completionist,” Khalil (pictured, top right) has finished more than 180 video games over the past five years. Every week, Khalil records himself completing a game and produces a 15 to 30-minute video covering his findings. His YouTube channel That One Video Gamer has more than 630K subscribers and 91M views.
In addition to Castee and Kahlil, the talent roster of AAA’s bi-coastal alternative programming and digital media department also includes D.I.Y.-ers Kate Albrecht (a.k.a. Mr. Kate) and Jimmy DiResta, gamer Danielle Mackey, “Doctor Mike” Varshavski, vlogger Jack Baran (ThatsSoJack), Frisbee trick shot star Brodie Smith and beauty/style gurus Amy Pham, Andrea Brooks, Amy Pham, Breland Emory, Sazan Hendrix, Jeanine Amapola and Whitney White.
AAA recently opened Abrams Digital Studios, a production facility inside its new offices at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Ca., where they shoot a new short-form digital series in partnership with Entrepreneur Network, the video network of Entrepreneur magazine.