Directed by Liza Mandelup
16-year-old Austyn is determined to fake it till he makes it. He feels oppressed by the confines of life in his small hometown in Tennessee, but in the online-streaming world, Austyn is adored by thousands of young girls, all eager for his “likes,” his attention, or just to hear him say their name. Austyn dreams of moving to LA and taking his stardom to the next level – but in a world where everyone wants to be Insta-famous, what does it take to stand out?
Filmmaker Liza Mandelup follows Austyn, talent managers and other influencers to delve into the world of video blogging, from emotionally fraught IRL meet-and-greets to behind-the-scenes discussions of “authenticity.” Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Sundance, Jawline is an engaging, amusing and jaw-dropping portrait of teenage social media stardom.
Proudly screening as part of the Antenna Documentary Film Festival
Recommended for ages 15+