Casey Neistat

Casey Owen Neistat (born March 25, 1981) is an American film director, producer and creator of popular YouTube videos. He is also the creator of the HBO series The Neistat Brothers . He worked with his brother Van under the professional name The Neistat Brothers from 2001 until 2009. Neistat was born and raised in New London Connecticut. He dropped out of Ledyard High School in the 10th grade at age 15 and did not return to school or graduate. At age 17 Neistat had a son, Owen. From age 17 until 20 he lived in a trailer park with his son and son's mother, it was during this time Neistat was on welfare, a detail cited by Neistat when delivering his own biography. In 2001 Neistat moved to New York City. Prior to moving to New York City Neistat worked as a dishwasher and short order cook in Mystic Connecticut. His first job in New York City was as a bike messenger. In mid 2001 Neistat and his brother Van began working with the artist Tom Sachs, ultimately making a series of films about the artists sculptures and installations. This was the earliest work done by the brothers as a collective.


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