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Directed by Liza Mandelup

  • USA 2019; 99 min
  • Original version: English
  • Genre: Documentary
    • U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker - Sundance FF
    • Special Mention (Youth Jury Award) - Sheffield Doc/Fest


Handsome 16-year-old Austyn Tester dreams of parlaying his moderate social media following into fame, as a way to escape his life in Tennessee and become a star. Garnering enough attention online to get management, he finds out firsthand how difficult it is to remain connected with his followers. Following Austyn, talent managers, and other influencers, filmmaker Liza Mandelup delves into the world of video blogging, from emotionally fraught IRL meet-and-greets to behind-the-scenes discussions of “authenticity,” and shows what happens to the talent in the fleeting industry of social media.




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