11/17/2019 03:00 pm – Caligari FilmBühne
United States 2019 99 min English original version with German subtitles
by Liza Mandelup
DoP: Noah Collier, Editor: Alex O’Flinn, Music: Kai Hugo Karstanje, Producers: Bert Hamelinck, Hannah Reyer, Sacha Ben Harroche, Lauren Cioffi, Production: Caviar, with: Austyn Tester, Donavan Tester, Michael Weist, Julian Jara, Jovani Jara
“Liza Mandelup’s documentary is an eye-opening look at the realities of teenage social media stardom” (Hollywood Reporter)
Liza Mandelup is a film director from New York residing in Los Angeles. She has published two photo books and shown her work in numerous exhibitions. She has been a longtime collaborator for many online platforms such as Vogue, Nowness, i-D, and Dazed, as well as having directed numerous films for many other premiere editorial platforms. She was featured on Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film 2017”. She made the short film FANGIRL (2016), which was also about live chats, then SUNDOWN (2016), and SHOWPONY (2018). Currently, she is in production on her second feature film.
Awards (selection): U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaker (Sundance Film Festival, USA 2019), Special Mention of the Youth Jury (Sheffield International Documentary Festival, Great Britain 2019)