Casey Neistat

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Casey Neistat is an American YouTuber, filmmaker, vlogger, and co-founder of the multimedia company Beme. He first gained mainstream attention in 2003 with a film titled "iPod's Dirty Secret," which criticized Apple Inc. for not replacing batteries in their iPod devices. Since then, Neistat has become well-known for his unique and creative videos, which often explore topics related to technology, travel, fashion, and his life. He has also directed two feature films and created several television shows.

Neistat began his career in 2001 when he and his brother Van started a production company called "Spike & Co." After releasing several low-budget skateboarding films, Casey's breakout film, "iPod's Dirty Secret," was released in 2003 and quickly went viral. The film brought him into the public eye and earned him a TED Talk in 2015.

Neistat's YouTube channel launched in 2010 and has since gained over 11 million subscribers. On his channel, he often posts vlogs, short films, and social experiments. Many of his videos have become viral, such as "Make It Count," which received over 28 million views in its first week. In 2016, he released his first feature film, "The Circle," which won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW.

Neistat has also created several television shows, including "The Neistat Brothers" on HBO and "Breakfast Time" on Vice. In 2015, he launched his own multimedia company, Beme, which produces content for YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat. In 2016, he sold Beme to CNN for a reported $25 million.

Neistat is an outspoken advocate for the use of technology in storytelling and filmmaking. He has spoken at several conferences and universities, including TED, SXSW, and Harvard. He also regularly partners with tech companies, such as GoPro, to help promote their products.