Them Too Productions

Directed and Cinematography // Nadia Bedzhanova
Produced // Alain Uy, Angela Calero
Music // W0WM0M
Special thanks Gosha Rubchinskiy

With a few hours time difference, three teenagers connect with each other online, meanwhile wasting their time in separate surroundings. First knowing only their nicknames, we then follow some of their daily activities on locations of Paris, Moscow and New York City.

Directors statement (from Dazed interview)
I wanted to show Europe, USA, and Russia in some kind of juxtaposition. The media wars between these countries drive division, but the kids are the same, despite their nations’ politics.
It's significant that the film has no dialogue and starts with the sound of typing: we spend more time chatting online than communicating in person. It's the era of complex duality: boredom and undying interest. 15 minutes of fame or anonymity. It's an era of likes and emojis – we can choose to send a sticker to describe our mood instead of actual words. Everything is fast, and because everything is fast, we get bored easy. We might not make it to the second page of a book or the second minute of a film. But despite this and that dualism, the digital world provides a freedom like never before. Our connectivity shrinks the world – suddenly Moscow feels like it's right next door to New York City.

Although it's about a youthful, universal state of mind, each city has its own charm: Paris brings romance; Moscow, grey depression; NYC, sunlight, pizza, and skater boys. Each city has a different energy and a lot of choices, but ultimately, no matter the time of day, kids just want to hang out with friends.
We kind of get lost in this world of endless information – lost in the amount of choices we have, like deciding to do something useful, or play video games instead, or wander and roam the city, loiter and send pictures from the streets. When you're young, you crave freedom. You're afforded the time to explore, to be careless, even a little reckless. This state of mind is universal.

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