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Country: USA, Language: English, 13 mins

  • Director: Barna Szász; Ellie Wen

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He's gay and never off his phone...

Only for those who dream of becoming an 'influencer' - which practically means every young person out there!


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The(ir) Blurb...

Tim Chau is an 18-year-old Asian-American with more than 4m followers on Instagram. He lives online, grabbing his phone first thing in the morning and even taking baths with it sometimes. Although Tim usually shares funny memes, he occasionally posts about mental health. In exploring his reasons for these posts, we discover he has created a different persona online than in real life. Will he be able to reconcile the two? Tackling issues of identity, sexuality, family and communication, the film is a heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting story about a Generation Z teenager at an important crossroads in his life.