Feel Something

Short film
01 — 2020

Jura Germanyuk
Tom Streller
Tom Streller
Tim Pfautsch
Jessica Germanyuk
Lina Fischer
Lars Kupfer
Theo Wötzel
Viet Hai Nguyen

It’s an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.

W. Somerset Maugham

About the project
When our hometown experienced a spike in youth felonies at the end of 2019, we were pretty stunned by the random acts of vicious violence those teenagers were willing to commit. Especially because there seemed to be no obvious reason for these attacks other than boredom and envy since it was mostly people attacked by others of their own age for clothes and smartphones.

Considering how teenagers are so dedicated to their social media presence and want to often pretend to be better and happier people than they may really are, we felt like there is a stark contrast between what those young adolescents seem to be and how they really felt and acted in real life.

So we developed the concept of this short video essay focusing on dangerous group dynamics in today’s youth culture, and thanks to a dedicated crew could bring those pictures to life.