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A short documentary following Tim, an Asian-American 18-year-old, who has 3 million followers on Instagram (@3.1415926535897932384626433832). He lives online, grabbing his phone first thing in the morning and even taking baths with it sometimes. Although Tim usually shares funny memes on his massively popular page, he occasionally posts about mental health. As the film explores his reason for these posts, we discover that he has created a different identity for himself online than in real life. Will he be able to reconcile the two identities? Tackling issues of identity, family, and communication, the film is a heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting story about a Generation Z teenager at an important crossroads in his life.
Royal 7.12.19 - 7.18.19