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An 18-year old influencer attempts to reconcile his identity online with his identity in real life.

Featuring Tim Chau aka @3.1415926535897932384626433832

(Documentary, TRT: 12 minutes, 42 seconds)

Directors: Barna Szász, Ellie Wen
Producers: Barna Szász, Ellie Wen
Cinematographers: Barna Szász, Ellie Wen
Editors: Barna Szász, Ellie Wen

(Produced in the Documentary Film MFA Program at Stanford University)


*Released on The Guardian, 2019
*Vimeo Staff Pick, 2019
*InspirASIAN Student Film Award, CAAMFest, 2019
*Nominee, Young Eyes Film Award, DOK Leipzig, 2018
*Drunken Film Fest Oakland, 2019
*Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, 2019
*IndieStreet Film Festival, 2019
*Marblehead Festival of Arts, 2019
*Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, 2019
*Atlanta Film Festival, 2019
*Salem Film Fest, 2019
*Seattle Asian American Film Festival, 2019
*Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2019
*Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, 2018
*DOC NYC, 2018
*San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2018
*United Nations Association Film Festival, 2018
*Boston Asian American Film Festival, 2018
*TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival, 2018
*Eau Queer Film Festival, 2018
*Outfest Film Festival, 2018
*Frameline Film Festival, 2018


       
     

Now streaming on The Guardian

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.

*Co-directed and produced by: Barna Szász and Ellie Wen
*In collaboration with Tim Chau
*Executive producers for The Guardian: Charlie Phillips and Jacqueline Edenbrow

       
     
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