“They’re like those friends that I’d never had and I wish I had.” Hulu has debuted an official trailer for the award-winning documentary Jawline, the feature directorial debut of Liza Mandelup. This won Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival where it first premiered earlier this year. It also just won a Youth Jury Award “Special Mention” at the Sheffield Documentary Festival. The film follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee. “A film that captures a complex emerging subculture and truthfully reflecting the online world and what lies behind it.”
Here’s the first trailer (+ poster) for Liza Mandelup’s documentary Jawline, direct from Hulu’s YouTube:
Liza Mandelup’s feature debut, Jawline, follows the 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee. Jawline is directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Liza Mandelup, making her feature directorial debut after a number of short films previously (visit her official website). This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, where it won Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker. It also played at CPH:DOX, BAMcinemaFest, and the San Francisco & Sheffield Film Festivals. Hulu will debut Mandelup’s Jawline doc in select theaters + streaming starting August 23rd this summer.