On The Cusp, Longlist - Short Film - Non Fiction

Gone Viral

Savannah O'Leary

I met Ken Bone four years after he was plucked from obscurity and catapulted to internet stardom. His identity was "memeified:" captured, flattened, celebrated, and then ultimately, forgotten. When we talked, he was still struggling with withdrawal from the limelight. His story made me think about the cost of clickbait, and what happens to people who accidentally become famous in a society obsessed with fame.

Savannah is a Toronto-bred, Brooklyn-based director and editor with a penchant for quirk and culture. Her documentary style is defined by vibrant visuals inspired by the whimsies of her subjects, and her short films has been published by The New Yorker, DAZED Magazine, HuffPost, and Vimeo Staff Picks.