Filmmaker Magazine interviewed Davin Winn that worked with Lilly on ‘A Trip To Unicorn Island’ Documentary Movie.
Filmmaker and songwriter Scott David Winn was a working DP who turned himself into a YouTube star (ScottDW) before turning himself back into a filmmaker. In this interview he talks about making the documentary feature A Trip to Unicorn Island, which is about another YouTube star, Lilly Singh (known on YouTube as IISuperwomanII), going on her first tour.
Filmmaker: How did you go from YouTube shorts to making a documentary film?
Winn: Three years ago I was working as a director of photography, shooting commercials [and] music videos and I accidentally stumbled upon YouTube. I had a passion for coming up with wacky scenarios and silly characters and storylines, and I never really shared those with anybody. I was doing well as a cinematographer and thought that was my calling in life, and then I got my hands on a Phantom slo-mo camera and started shooting some different things, silly little videos just to amuse myself.
I decided ultimately to put a video together and write a song about kittens flying with little capes on. As ridiculous as that sounds, within a week the video had a million views, the song was in the top 100 on the pop charts and I started getting requests for the next video and the next song. All of a sudden I found myself creating content on YouTube.
In a funny, roundabout way, YouTube has brought me back to a lot of dreams I had of working with friends and doing feature films. Now I’m starting to branch out. I just finished my first documentary feature film and I’m working on my first narrative feature film.
In a time when every It girl has a lob, it’s refreshing to see YouTube sensation Lilly Singh rock hair longer than her hips. Sure, it’s dramatic and even Rapunzel-like, but it’s also fun and statement-making. And it makes sense for someone who has 8 million YouTube subscribers to have a head-turning mane.
For the MTV Movie Awards, she styled her legnthy locks into a sleek ponytail with a slight bend in the tail. The top was pulled back without any part. The help of a smoothing products like hair oil or gel and a Mason Pearson brush makes copying the look at home pretty simple.
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Lilly appeared at We Day California yesterday. Be sure to see the photos in the gallery.
Lilly walking the red carpet at WE Day
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