P.J. Ligouri, born December 11, 1990, is a highly successful YouTuber from England. He’s known for creating fantastical films, comedies, and animations. His filmmaking aesthetics are complex but also laid back. They give off basement studio and homemade video vibes. What’s more, he’s also a producer, comedian, musician, and scriptwriter! Way too much achievement for one lifetime. We’re not complaining — just a little in awe. P.J’s videos are therapy for the mind and soul. Happy Birthday, P.J! Thank you for existing.
P.J. Liguori was born on December 11, 1990, in England. There’s not a lot of information about his family or personal life. We know he was born to an Italian family and took to the creative arts as a child. He graduated from the University for the Creative Arts in Surrey. But Liguori began dabbling in video-making long before a formal education in the arts. He tinkered with old equipment and took the pain of in-video editing. Liguori became particularly keen on animations.
After browsing numerous YouTube channels by other people, he decided to start one of his own. At first, it was just to share all the cool stuff he was making with friends. Soon, other people began viewing his channel, and his number of followers grew. Granted, that number by today’s standards was small, but it was a big deal back then. In 2007, his YouTube Channel KickThePJ took off and became the most talked-about online. There’s been no looking back since.
Since 2007, the channel has been putting out outstanding short films. Some of his early videos, such as “P.J’s Sandwich,” “Make Art,” and “Chaos Theory” are still wildly popular with fans. You’d be hard-pressed to find better content or animations anywhere else. In 2014, Liguori partnered with The Jim Henson Company and New Form Digital to release “Oscar’s Hotel,” — a beautiful 10-minute film on how a boy named Oliver saves the day. The film was so universally loved that Vimeo funded a six-episode web series in 2015. Before the world could blink, Liguori released another film the following year called “Hair and Brimstone” — a decidedly darker story about three friends in a hair salon. No ordinary salon, but one that transforms into something terrifying when the sun goes down. Liguori’s rise to fame has been virtually meteoric. Liguori’s natural flair for filmography always indicated a career in film. His path, like him, was anything but ordinary.
“KickThePj” smashes the internet with superior content and animations.
Pigouri’s short film “P.J., Tiny Planet Explorer” wins the Virgin Media Award.
Pigouri’s short film “Oscar’s Hotel” is nominated for Best Web Series as part of the Shorty Awards.
On July 29, “KickThePJ” reaches one million subscribers.
Why We Love PJ Liguori
One individual, so much talent
Liguori’s a filmmaker, director, writer, and songwriter. He’s a multitalented person.
An unconventional, successful career
Liguori found his breakthrough moment on YouTube instead of the small or big screens. He inspires everyone to break the mold.
The man's not just successful, but he’s as sharp as a tack. We love his witty comebacks.
5 Surprising Facts
Liguori makes music
In 2011, the talented creator released an ‘anti-folk’ album called “Stories From Somewhere.”
He plays several instruments
He knows how to play guitar, ukulele, theremin, and harmonica.
His most popular film
Liguori created a film for the British Red Cross educating teenagers on the “pushover position” or helping someone unconscious at a house party.
Where he first found inspiration
Ligouri took inspiration from the many video games he played, harnessing similar elements into his early films.
Working with what he had
As a young creator, Liguori underwent the trouble of in-camera editing because he didn’t have editing software or a cord to connect his camera to the computer.
PJ Liguori FAQs
What is P.J. Liguori’s real name?
What P.J. stands for remains a mystery. Liguori once famously quipped on Twitter that his real name is “parapanap jamalamashmama.”
Are Sophie and P.J. dating?
PJ Liguori and Sophie Newton met online in 2012 and began dating. There’s no information on whether the two are still together.
Where is P.J. Liguori from?
He is from Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom. He was born in Peterborough.
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