Austria/Germany, 2016, 30 min
Coco is 17 and feels a desperate need to become famous even though she seems to lack the necessary talent. She is willing to do anything for recognition and avoid becoming an everyday "loser". She skips school to attend castings, music videos shoots, and to film YouTube clips but faces one humiliation after another and is quickly pushed to her limits. With her "Coco Channel", she tries to expand her notoriety on the internet and create the successful, loved, and confident character she wishes she really could be.
As a crossmedia project, connecting film with the online video scene, WANNABE tells the story of a young YouTuber, who builds herself a fictitious world on the Internet.
- Director Bio
- Festivals And Awards
Jannis Lenz, born: 1983 in Germany, collected his first camera and directing experiences by filming himself and his friends doing Parkour, a performing art in urban environment. Currently he is a Master Student in Directing and works as a study assistant at the Filmakademie Wien with Michael Haneke and Wolfgang Murnberger.
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Nominee 2017. CPH:PIX 2017. Graz – Diagonale 2017. Special Mention - VIS Vienna Shorts 2017. Uppsala Int’l ShFF 2017. Sarajevo FF 2017. Glasgow ShFF 2018.
A-1070 Vienna, Austria