Aussie fans help Rooster Teeth YouTube stars create movie history

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A film made by a group of YouTube stars known as Rooster Teeth will screen in Australia this week, and it is set to change how movies are made. 'Lazer Team' is being billed as the first successful crossover movie from YouTube thanks to donations from fanatical Aussie investors. Move over Star Wars - This is the hottest film you've probably never heard of. "[It’s] sort of a buddy sort of SciFi comedy with four idiots," Rooster Teeth’s Gavin Free said. These ‘idiots’ usually do shows on video games and their 'Rooster Teeth' YouTube channels have 25 million subscribers. It all started as fun online but it's turned into big business and it's a wake up call for mainstream cinema.

A film made by a group of YouTube stars known as Rooster Teeth will screen in Australia this week, and it is set to change how movies are made.

'Lazer Team' is being billed as the first successful crossover movie from YouTube thanks to donations from fanatical Aussie investors.

Move over Star Wars - This is the hottest film you've probably never heard of.

"[It’s] sort of a buddy sort of SciFi comedy with four idiots," Rooster Teeth’s Gavin Free said.

These ‘idiots’ usually do shows on video games and their 'Rooster Teeth' YouTube channels have 25 million subscribers.

It all started as fun online but it's turned into big business and it's a wake up call for mainstream cinema.