• Director

    Julian Green

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2020, 8:37

  • Category

    Documentary Short

  • Format

    4k Digital

  • Festival Year



This disturbing and humorous documentary short explores the phenomenon of Elsagate, a 2017 YouTube Kids controversy. Some material may not be appropriate for children, but then again, that’s the point.


Julian Green – Director, Writer, Producer

Director’s Statement

ElsaGate is an investigation into an internet  phenomenon where weird and distorted videos started appearing on YouTube Kids. I wanted to make this film because this relatively unexplained subject has always intrigued me.  I would like to thank Dr.
 Elizabeth Feigelson, Professor Suzanne Schulz, and Principal Valerie Thomson for their support, and the Queens World Film Festival for inviting me to be a part of this event.

Director’s Biography

Julian Green is graduating from Bard High School Early College in Spring, 2021, and will be attending Bennington College in the Fall. This is his first film.