Teenage Paparazzo

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Teenage Paparazzo
Teenagepapposter.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed by Adrian Grenier
Produced by Adrian Grenier
Matthew Cooke
Robin Garvick
John Loar
Bert Marcus
Lynda Pribyl
Starring Adrian Grenier
Austin Visschedyk
Lindsay Lohan
Paris Hilton
Alec Baldwin
Kevin Connolly
Matt Damon
Whoopi Goldberg[1]
Narrated by Thomas de Zengotita
Cinematography Lance Bangs
Jason Banker
Matthew Cooke
Steven Fierberg
Bill Megalos
David Serafin
Edited by Jim Curtis Mol
Matthew Cooke
Distributed by Reckless Productions
Release dates
  • January 22, 2010 (2010-01-22) (Sundance)
  • September 27, 2010 (2010-09-27) (United States)
Running time 91 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Teenage Paparazzo is a 2010 documentary film about the life and times of a 14-year-old Paparazzi photographer named Austin Visschedyk. It was directed by actor Adrian Grenier. Produced by Bert Marcus, Adrian Grenier and Matthew Cooke.

Film premise[edit]

Teenage Paparazzo chronicles the relationship of a 14-year-old paparazzo Austin Visschedyk and actor Adrian Grenier. Grenier encountered Visschedyk one night and decided to follow him while searching for celebrities. Grenier had set himself a mission in getting to understand the world of the paparazzi. Austin has to be tutored and stays up late at night taking pictures and surfing the internet. During the day he is often called away to photograph celebrities, which he is successful at doing due to his young age and appearance. As the film progresses Grenier realizes his rather negative influence on Visschedyk's life. A year after initial production of the film ended, Austin's attitude and behavior has changed for the better. Grenier offers Austin a relationship stronger than the pap-celebrity one they have had. The film concludes with Austin telling Adrian to turn the camera off, which he subsequently does.

Critical reaction[edit]

Teenage Paparazzo received Critical Acclaim. Jeniffer Merin of About.com gave the film four out of five stars, saying "Grenier not only does a very good job of considering the many nuances of the relationship between paparazzi and celebrities, his presentation is thoroughly entertaining." [2] David Chen of Slash Film.com praised Teenage Paparazzo as well, commenting "Teenage Paparazzo Austin Visschedyk actually proves to be an incredibly fascinating individual and documentary subject. But Grenier also manages to weave in some cultural analysis and some decent drama to create a film that’s entertaining from beginning to end." [3]

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