Super Brit 20-Something Youtubers - Raindance

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You’d be forgiven for thinking that the world of 20-something British youtube stars is filled with people that know each other. Have a look at these Youtubers as I try and trace their family tree.

Everyday Jim

Jim Chapman is best known for his pop culture, vlogging and men’s fashion YouTube channel. He has about 2.5 million followers

And he’s married to

Tanya Burr

about 3.5 million followers and known for her fashion and beauty tips. She’s also got a deal with Maybelline.

Who is best friends with

Zoella [Zoe Sugg]

another style and beauty vlogger who has nearly 10m followers

Whose brother is

Joe Sugg

[6m followers] whose Thatcher Joe

Is mates with

Marcus Butler (4m followers] who also has a cpomedy channel.

Who is friends with

Alfie Dyes

whose comedy channel Pointlessvlog

has over 6m subscribers.

He is living with

Zoe Sugg

Joe Suggs’ sister


The Danisnotonfire comedy channel has nearly 6m viewers

Written by

Dan Howell

Who also flatmates with

Phil Lester

whose comedy channel Amazing Phil has a mere 3m subscribers

Phil also has a BBC4 radio show

Naomi Smart

has a fashion channel with 1.5m

She’s currently dating

Markus Butler

who has a comedy channel with over 4m subscribers

He’s mates with

Caspar Lee [comedy]

Who is mates with

Zoe Sugg

There’s the granddaddy of filmmaker/vloggers

Freddie Wong

Who’s just turned thirty

His Video Game High School shattered viewing playing records in 2010 -12. Freddie is now the major force behind the Youtube sensation RocketJump [8m]

He’s also the first vlogger who has morphed into TV in America

The British connection?

He makes videos with the sublimely talented animator, filmmaker, comedian and Raindance web Series Juror

Thomas Ridgewell

who’s Youtube profile Tomska has 4m subscribers

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Photo Credit David Martinez / BIFA 2018

Few people know more filmmakers and screenwriters than Elliot Grove. Elliot is the founder of Raindance Film Festival (1993) and the British Independent Film Awards (1998). He has produced over 700 hundred short films and five feature films: the multi-award-winning The Living and the Dead (2006), Deadly Virtues (2013), AMBER (2017), Love is Thicker Than Water (2018) and the SWSX Grand Jury Prize winner Alice (2019). He teaches screenwriting and producing in the UK, Europe, Asia and America.

Raindance BREXiT trailer 2019

Elliot has written three books which have become industry standards: Raindance Writers’ Lab: Write + Sell the Hot Screenplay, now in its second edition, Raindance Producers’ Lab: Lo-To-No Budget Filmmaking and Beginning Filmmaking: 100 Easy Steps from Script to Screen (Professional Media Practice).

In 2009 he was awarded a PhD for services to film education.

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