Eighteen pre-debut videos have become part of the rites of passage activates into adulthood. It represents a prelude to forbidden aspirations, those accumulated during adolescences and symbolically represented in a short original video clip.
In this show we go on the search of the meaning behind this phenomena, which is already widely viewed online. In fact, some the most famous clips have been viewed over one million times.
What motivates young people to do these videos? What are emotions and sentiments that inspire these adolescents/young adults dress up and act like movie stars, even if only for the time it takes to make the clip? By following the director Gianni Muscolino and his colorful team of photographers and filmmakers, we’ll try to gain some insight into this trend.
In each episode we’ll follow an adolescent as they prepare for their 18th birthday with the creation of their pre-debut video. There will be video cameras documenting all the phases of this project, from the first encounter with the director to the much awaited birthday 18th birthday party. In between we’ll see how they select their outfits, the locations. We’ll also hear Muscolini’s input as well the opinions of friends and family of the protagonist.