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Gia Coppola
Automatik (Fred Berger) American Zoetrope (Michael Musante, Gia Coppola), Artemis (Siena Oberman), Assemble (Jack Heller), Tugawood (Enrico Saraiva, Francisco Rebelo de Andrade, Alan Terpins), Andrew Garfield, Zac Weinstein
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Main Cast:
Andrew Garfield, Maya Hawke, Nat Wolff, Jason Schwartzman, Alexa Demie, Johnny Knoxville
Tom Stuart, Gia Coppola
Autumn Durald Arkapaw
Glen Scantlebury
Production Designer:
Nathan Parker
Costume Designer:
Jacqui Getty
Devonté Hynes
Pete Horner
Visual Effects:
Michael Viscione


Just above Hollywood Boulevard lives Frankie, a young woman in her early 20s trying to navigate who she wants to be. With the death of Frankie’s father still lingering, Frankie knows she wants to do something of meaning but isn’t sure how and with the world in a current state of so much content and narcissism, it’s hard to not “compare and despair.” Stuck working as a bartender at a corner comedy club with her best friend Jake, Frankie questions what people today really value. It isn’t until she has a few cosmic run-ins with the mysterious Link, a man that seems to live life without rules that it inspires Frankie to film him and upload his anti-mainstream rants onto the internet. Together, with the help of Jake, this unlikely band of outsiders rise to internet stardom. However, it’s hard to stay sane when the pressure of relevancy becomes important and new characters, like manager Mark, start making demands to bring in money. To make matters more complicated, Frankie and Link start getting romantically entwined. Frankie watches as Link becomes the epitome of everything he once denounced. It isn’t until Link publicly humiliates a young fan Isabel and Jake quits the team that Frankie really questions if she is also becoming the monster she helped create. A love story of being in love with someone who doesn’t love themselves set against the new emerging culture of today’s world.

director's statement

With Mainstream I wanted to tell a story about social media and its nefarious effects on the human psyche. I am fascinated with how this new form of connectivity breeds narcissism and insecurity in such a unique and profound way. Whether it be a celebrity or a close friend, the majority of social media users falsely portray aspects of their lives. These white lies result in a mass sense of inadequacy. With everyone acting as their own PR machine, it’s becoming difficult to define what’s real and what is fallacy. Does one exist if there’s no audience watching? Mainstream is a cautionary tale that inspires people to want to be unique rather than be a part of the ceaseless brainwash we absorb.


PRODUCTION 1: Fred Berger – Automatik
7122 Beverly Boulevard, Suite F, Los Angeles, CA
90036 – Los Angeles, United States of America
Tel. +1 3232973451

PRODUCTION 2: Michael Musante - American Zoetrope
Search Results 916 Kearny St
94133 – San Francisco, United States of America
Tel. +1 3234604420‬

PRODUCTION 3: Siena Oberman – Artemis
8601 Wilshire Boulevard
90211 - Beverly Hills, United States of America
Tel. +1 310) 874-1955

PRODUCTION 4: Jack Heller – Assemble
15 Maiden Lane
10038 – New York, United States of America
Tel. +1 6466127600

OTHER COPRODUCTIONS: Fransisco Rebelo De Andrade – Tugawood
Rua das Trinas, 127, 3, Esq, 1200-857
Lisboa - Portugal

WORLD SALES: Esther Devos - Wild Bunch International
65 Rue de Dunkerque
75009 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 143132127

PRESS OFFICE: Dana Archer, Nastasya Morauw, Lucy Post – The DDA Group
192-198 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London SW1V 1DX

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