As a little kid Doctor Video was already fascinated by stories in movies, books, games and television. Born in the Netherlands, he learned most of his English that way. Watching Spiderman cartoons on saturday morning and playing Chrono Trigger on the Super Nintendo. But through the years what stuck most where movies like Back to the Future, Pulp Fiction and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind.
Often referrred to as ‘the professor’ by his family and known among friends as the walking movie encyclopedia. There’s always some interesting tidbit or background story to tell about that film you’ve just seen or that director you enjoy so much. For instance: did you know that Tom Selleck (Magnum PI) was the first in line for the part of Indiana Jones? Ask Doctor Video anything about cinema and his eyes just light up, starting an animated story. Gesturing all over the place, flexing into his wellknown crazy faces and ending with a silly imitation or accent.
For years he’s been following his YouTube-heroes making reviews and commentary on movies and games. Think of: The Nostalgia Critic, Chris Stuckmann and the Angry Video Game Nerd. Inspired by them, the time has come for Doctor Video to do his part. With the support of his equally nerdy girlfriend he set out on his new YouTube-adventure.
So who is Doctor Video?
Doctor Video is Arshad Kasiem (1981) from the Netherlands. Apart from talking about movies nonstop, he works in car rental. He loves video games, drumming, soccer and doing funny accents.
He is the creative mind behind the concept of the channel, comes up with ideas for video’s and has all the knowledge about movies. He records the videos, does the rough editing and shares the social media channels.
His sidekick behind the scenes is his girlfriend Marianne Eggink (1984) also from the Netherlands. She is a journalist, gamer and psychology geek.
She helps brainstorming for the channel, writes scripts, does the finetuning on editing, graphic work, writes blogposts and shares the social media channels with him.