Under the Influence
When Casey Neistat first sat down to interview YouTube sensation, David Dobrik, neither of them knew they were about to capture one of the most precipitous rise and falls in the history of the internet... in real-time. David, protected by the belief that he’s just a kid with a camera, has constantly assumed risks. Even as a story of a sexual assault breaks, he’s busy covering up a near-lethal accident caught on film, intended to be entertainment. In the real world, these kinds of actions have life-changing consequences, but in the gold rush ecosystem of Social Media influence, the audience decides who succeeds, and who gets banished forever.
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Christine Vachon, Casey Neistat, Mason Plotts
James Leche & Scott D. Hanson
Additional Editing by: Jillian Rywalt, Additional Editing by: Hanna Sturwold, Post Production Supervisor: Alicia Vogel-Hannan
Film Festival Wristband
English with English Subtitles