The innovatively captured feature film debut, performed by an amateur cast, was produced in the frame of the Fund’s Incubator Program to support emerging young talents.
FOMO - Fear of Missing Out (original title: FOMO: Megosztod és uralkodsz) Hungary 2019, 91 min, Director: Attila Hartung.
Gergő and his teenage friends are into three things: partying, sex, and their online following. One night, at a party, Lilla falls victim to the boys. A dare gets out of hand and the youngsters’ world changes forever overnight.
“I wanted to make a nightlife party movie that would possibly give us a close and realistic insight into the world of adolescents. How does a situation turn into sexual abuse; how does online bullying start; what can be the real consequences of these? These were the issues I wanted to explore through the theme of responsibility.” – noted Attila Hartung (born in 1991), who finished his film directing studies at the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest in the class of the Cannes Caméra d’Or, Golden Bear winner and Oscar nominated Ildikó Enyedi (My 20th Century, On Body and Soul, The Story of My Wife), last year.
Written by Attila Hartung and Yvonne Kerékgyártó, the screenplay focuses on Gergő, a handsome, athletic teenager, whose life is micromanaged by his father, an influential judge. After graduating from high school, the boy is accepted to an American university, but before leaving for his new life, he goes out to have one last epic night of fun with his friends. The guys make provocative videos to post online, trying to get as many views. likes, followers as possible with competitive challenges. They are pushing their limits. The loud and funny foursome is also very popular with the girls. But at a house party, suddenly everything changes; the boys go too far… Gergő, tormented by his guilty conscience, dives into the Budapest nightlife with his friends in order to resolve the night’s unfortunate events.
Produced by Petra Iványi and István Major for Filmteam, FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) was co-produced by Vertigo Media and by Norbert Korom. International rights are handeld by HNFF World Sales.