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YouTube NextUp Class of 2017 is OFFICIAL!

Ray joins the YouTube NextUp Class of 2017

I've kept this surprise for way longer then anything else! Today, I am incredibly excited to finally announce that I will be a part of the YouTube NextUp Class of 2017! If you don't know what NextUp is basically this is where very few select creators (who YouTube believes are NextUp) get hand picked to be a part of a prestigious week-long program!  I am one of only 20 who were selected for this so I am beyond excited, humbled and hyped!  You guys made all of this possible and now it's time to take things to the next level!

If you want to see more of what I've been up to, make sure to check out my brand new portfolio website and as always, look out for more epic videos to hit the YouTube channel every week! You can also follow along on Twitter and Instagram to see all of these incredible moments as they happen in real time! Fun things are happening my friends and we are just getting started!

Lenny & Larry's Christmas Adventure!

It has become somewhat of a yearly tradition. The Christmas video. Every year I tend to produce a short film that revolves around celebrating Christmas and being festive. This year is no different. Get ready for Lenny and Larry's Christmas Adventure! This film, produced at YouTube Space New York, follows the story of the grandchildren of Ebenezer Scrooge who need a miracle to save their theatre from bankruptcy. After many failed attempts, they are visited by the same three beings their grandfather was enlightened by. The two brothers attempt to find the perfect person to complete their play and create the musical play of a lifetime. Can they do it in time for Christmas?

Well, I am happy to announce you can find out right now! Despite some technical difficulties during post production, the film is now complete! You can watch it now on my YouTube channel or embedded above. This film was shot in collaboration with Universal for their awesome new movie SING! What a fun shoot this was! I hope everyone has a phenomenal holiday season and a VERY Merry Christmas! We are ending 2016 on a high note and I have a feeling 2017 is going to be full of epic new adventures!

Until next time!

Ray

@raystrazdas

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