An aspiring French director is only 18 when he decides to go to the other end of the Atlantic to start a documentary film on Hip-hop culture.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Teo Frank’s age is 23. He was interested in extreme sports from a young age, and started his film career by doing free-sking videos when he was 15 years old. His hobby became a strong passion for him and when he was 18, he decided to drop out college education to follow his dream. Frank moved to Paris and started to collaborate with companies. He started to get paid to shoot videos across the world. From 2015 to 2017, he collaborated multiple times with the superstar tennis player: Serena Williams and the iconic Vogue magazine. While on vacation in Alaska, Teo randomly met a hip-hop artists manager. This fluke led Frank to initiate a documentary feature film on his meeting with independent American hip-hop artists from the label Don’t Sleep Records. The shooting took place in New York, London, and even Paris over two years. In 2018, Underdogs was finally completed.