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Project of the Day: ‘Like Me’ Takes on Teen Social Media Obsession

Project of the Day: 'Like Me' Takes on Teen Social Media Obsession

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Like Me

Tweetable Logline:
 
A young woman tries to become a celebrity by documenting a string of robberies through social media.
 
Elevator Pitch:
 

Like Me is about Kiya, an attention starved loner who wants nothing more
than to become famous. She travels throughout the country robbing
convenience stores for junk food while recording her crimes with her
cell phone. Kiya uses the internet as a platform to reinvent herself as a
modern day outlaw.

She makes fools of store clerks with her fake guns, binges on copious
amounts of sugar, and searches for validation through social media while
exploiting the voyeur in all of us. How far will she go to become a celebrity?

 
Production Team:
 
Writer/Director/Cinematographer: Robert Mockler

Producer: Jessalyn Abbott
Starring: Mitzi Peirone

About the Production:
 
“I want to make a film about young people and their addiction to
social media. I want to explore how that addiction can warp our reality
and deeply influence our behavior. It’s a very relevant issue that I
feel cinema has yet to really examine and I feel this film offers a
unique perspective that needs to be seen” — Robert Mockler


Current Status:

 
Pre-production
 
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