is brought to you by ‘Teen Spirit’.. a new film from Bleeker Street, LD Entertainment and Automatik. In theaters starting April 5th - Teen Spirit is written and directed by Max Minghella and stars Elle Fanning as Violet, a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition.


Richard Lawson in Conversation with Jamie Bell and Max Minghella - Richard Lawson (Vanity Fair) interviews Jamie Bell & Max Minghella about their new film TEEN SPIRIT.


Rashida Jones in Conversation with Elle Fanning - Rashida Jones (Parks & Rec, The Office, Angie Tribeca) interviews Elle Fanning about her role as VIOLET in the new film TALK SPIRIT.


Fred Berger in Conversation with Lynette Howell - Producer Fred Berger (La La Land, Destroyer) sits down with Producer Lynette Howell (A Star is Born) to discuss the inner workings of getting a film made and the new movie TEEN SPIRIT.


James Laxton in Conversation with Autumn Durald - James Laxton (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk) sits down with Autumn Durald to discuss her role as Director of Photography on the new film TEEN SPIRIT.


Marius de Vries in Conversation with Steven Gizick - Marius de Vries (La La Land, Moulin Rouge) sits down with Steven Gizicki (La La Land, Fosse/Verdon) to discuss their new film TEEN SPIRIT.


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Meet the artists

Max Minghella

Is an English actor and filmmaker. He has appeared in several American films, making his debut in Bee Season (2005) before starring in Art School Confidential (2006), The Social Network (2010) and The Internship (2013). Minghella currently stars as Nick Blaine in the Hulu drama series The Handmaid's Tale.

Jamie Bell

Is an English actor and dancer. He rose to prominence for his debut role in Billy Elliot (2000), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He is also known for his roles in the films King Kong (2005), Jumper (2008), The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Snowpiercer (2013), and Fantastic Four (2015), as well as starring as Abraham Woodhull in the television series Turn: Washington's Spies (2014).

Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson is the film critic for Vanity Fair and a co-host of V.F.‘s Little Gold Men podcast. He has written for The GuardianThe Atlantic Wire, Gawker, and Out magazine, and has contributed to the Dinner Party Download radio show. Though currently living in New York City, Richard was born and raised in Boston.


Elle Fanning

As the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning, she made her film debut as the younger version of her sister's character in the drama film I Am Sam (2001). As a child actress, she appeared in a string of films including Because of Winn-Dixie (2005), Babel (2006), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008), and Sofia Coppola's Somewhere (2010).

Rashida Jones

is an American actress, writer, and producer. She is known for starring as Ann Perkins on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation, for which she received critical acclaim.

Jones has also appeared as Karen Filippelli on the NBC comedy series The Office, and as Louisa Fenn on the Fox drama series Boston Public. She is also known for her work in film, including roles in I Love You, Man (2009), The Social Network (2010), Our Idiot Brother (2011), The Muppets (2011), and Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012), the last of which she co-wrote.

Fred Berger

is an American film producer who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for the 2016 musical La La Land,[1] for which he also won the 2016 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy[2] and Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture.[3]


Lynette Howell

Lynette Howell Taylor was born on May 18, 1979 in Liverpool, England. She is a producer, known for Half Nelson (2006), A Star Is Born (2018) and Blue Valentine (2010).

James Laxton

Is an American cinematographer best known for his collaborations with filmmaker Barry Jenkins, specifically his work on Jenkins' 2016 film Moonlight, for which he won an Independent Spirit Award and received his first Academy Award nomination."A One-Camera Show: DP James Laxton on Moonlight".

Autumn Durald

is an American cinematographer. She was the cinematographer for Gia Coppola's feature film debut Palo Alto, as well as numerous music videos and commercials.


Marius de Vries

is an English music producer and composer. He has won a Grammy Award from four nominations, two BAFTA Awards, and an Ivor Novello Award.


Steven Gizick

Is known for his work on La La Land (2016), Teen Spirit (2018) and Fosse/Verdon (2019).