When precocious 13-year-old paparazzo Austin Visschedyk snapped a photo of celebrity Adrian Grenier (HBO’s Entourage), little did he know his life was about to change. Turning the tables on the juvenile paparazzo, Grenier stepped on the other side of the lens in an attempt to mentor a teenager obsessed with the lure of the Hollywood lifestyle. Grenier develops a meaningful relationship with his camera-clicking young friend as he attempts to reconcile their mutual exploitation. Indeed, Grenier puts himself on the line here, trying to make sense of his own recently acquired fame.
Given the success of Entourage and its place in the Zeitgeist, Adrian Grenier is the perfect person to explore our preoccupation with celebrity and the adolescent desire for fame. Exquisitely layered, Teenage Paparazzo moves beyond personal documentary, charting a cultural revolution of celebrity obsession that may have been born in the United States but stretches across the globe.—Sundance Film Festival
Kind of Depressing. At least Paris Hilton acknowledged she would be nothing without the paparazzi. She was surprisingly humble about it.
"In two days, two documentaries about paparazzi have screened at Sundance," writes Karina Longworth in Voice Film. "One, Smash His Camera
A friend got us invited to a premiere at Los Gatos of this movie and I’m a big Adrian Grenier fan — even watch some Alter Eco which wanders all over the place without much structure. And this movie… read review