The creators of SMOSH have gone from 3-6 minute videos to a full feature-length film -- and making "SMOSH: The Movie" was a daunting task.
Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla are the brains behind the massively successful YouTube network, which includes five channels and caters to over 35 million subscribers. And while their videos rack up the views, they were definitely hesitant about going from short form to a full film.
"Before going to my first day of shooting I was so nervous," Padilla tells toofab's Brian Moreno. "[I thought] 'This is gonna be feature length and there's gonna be a famous director!' But once I started shooting it, it started feeling like very normal video we do."
"The process wasn't really too different once we got on set," adds Hecox.
The film was released just last week is already in the Top 10 on iTunes, ahead of movies like "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and "Hot Pursuit."
The YouTube-centric plot is simple, as the guys literally go inside the video hub to delete an embarrassing video before the object of Anthony's affection sees it. This leads to many a celebrity cameo -- something they were very excited about.
"Not only did we get the YouTubers, which are awesome, but we also got Stone Cold Steve Austin," Ian exclaims.
"The weirdest part was when people would refer to him as 'Steve,'" chimes Anthony. "Who's Steve?! Oh, Stone Cold Steve Austin!"
The guys say they were excited to "tell a bigger story" and promise the feature isn't just "one sketch, drawn waaaay out."
"We wanted to make sure it wasn't something that only our audience or fans could get into," adds Anthony.
Check out the video above to see what else the duo had to say about their new "Every [Blank] Ever" and their plans for an upcoming comic book!