Airdate: Teenage Paparazzo

Don’t miss┬áthis documentary on Sunday night on ABC2 in which Entourage star turns the cameras on the paparazzi.

The difference is Grenier struck up a relationship with a 14 year old boy named Austin Visschedyk, who runs with the pack. Even celebs give this kid access because of his bravado.

Teenage Paparazzo is a fascinating reversal of the media spotlight.

Teenage Paparazzo documents the true story of a relationship between a 14-year-old paparazzo (Austin Visschedyk) and Adrian Grenier, the star of the HBO series Entourage.

Inspired by a chance encounter with Visschedyk during a night out, Grenier (who previously directed the documentary Shot in the Dark) decides, for a change, to turn the cameras on the paparazzi in an effort to document this unique teenager’s world.

But the actor/director soon finds the project turning into a personal challenge as Grenier is forced to take responsibility for his influence on his subject’s life. As Visschedyk succumbs to the lure of fame, Grenier sets out to understand what makes the lure so powerful – hoping that he and Austin can find something more authentic than the relationship of mutual exploitation that now exists between them.

Teenage Paparazzo contextualises this vivid story of their relationship using interviews with various people who understand both the perks and consequences of media exposure – from psychologists and historians to celebrities (including Matt Damon, Eva Longoria, Paris Hilton, Alec Baldwin and Whoopi Goldberg), as well as critics, fans, bloggers, publishers and tabloid writers.]

8:30pm Sunday on ABC2.

6 Comments:

  1. ABC2 are screening some really decent documentaries on Sunday Best. I hope it’s a permanent fixture on the TV Guide, not just a Spring thing. Surely the production/screening costs for ABC2 should be very low.

  2. Armchair Analyst

    I first heard about this show when a watched an episode of ET. I liked what i saw then and i will definetly watch this week on ABC 2. Should be an insightful episode.

  3. I am really looking forward to this. I missed grabbing it on DVD. Well, i guess because it hadn’t been released in Australia yet… I don’t think so.

    But at least it is screening.

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