Award-winning Filmmaker Casting Tweens For a Documentary About Not Fitting In

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (3)

Morgan Spurlock Do you have a tween that walks to the beat of her own drum… and is often misunderstood by her peers?  Is your child incredibly intelligent or creative but just doesn’t fit in with other kids his own age?  Is your tween a recent immigrant struggling to navigate American culture without abandoning his native culture? Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (One Direction: This is Us, Supersize Me) and a popular children’s cable network are currently casting a documentary project about middle school students who feel like they “just don’t fit in.”

They are specifically looking for suburban students between the ages of 10-13. This series takes an inside look at the lives of tweens in America. It will give a select few kids the unique opportunity to share their stories with the world and to inspire other kids by showing them that they’re not alone as they navigate these exciting but sometimes awkward years.

If selected to participate, we would film with your child for approximately three days in January/February 2014.

 If this sounds like something your tween would love to do, click here for the application and details. Application deadline is January 20, 2014.


  1. POSTED BY walleroo  |  December 19, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    You don’t have to be incredibly intelligent or creative or from an immigrant family to not fit in. That state is endemic to adolescence, even for those in the fat part of the bell curve. But I understand that this is show biz.

  2. POSTED BY profwilliams  |  December 19, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

    Not “fitting in” is the new fitting in.

  3. POSTED BY cathar  |  December 19, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    Sounds kind of silly and overly serious (thereby perfect for Baristaville), and I can thus guess which posters might conceivably push their kids into this one. But also sort of like a hunt for the next “Carrie” or teen werewolf.Or even the next incipient Charles Manson or Clyde Barrow! Be scared of what you might find, in other words. Be very scared.

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