A documentary about controversial YouTuber David Dobrik is finally dropping on March 12.
Directed by fellow YouTuber Casey Neistat, Under the Influence will follow Dobrik’s “rise and fall” as he navigates internet fame and numerous scandals. Over the years, the influencer has been embroiled with sexual assault allegations and the near-fatal accident of his friend Jeff Wittek during the filming of a Vlog Squad video.
Needless to say, Dorbik has recently lost some goodwill among fans. But whether the documentary exists to expose or redeem him remains a mystery.
What we know about Under the Influence
The documentary follows Dobrik’s handling of the allegations and the attempted “cover-up” of Wittek’s accident among other things.
Under the Influence’s description reads:
“When Casey Neistat first sat down to interview YouTube sensation, David Dobrik, neither of them knew they were about to capture one of the most precipitous rise and falls in the history of the internet… in real-time. David, protected by the belief that he’s just a kid with a camera, has constantly assumed risks.”
“Even as a story of a sexual assault breaks, he’s busy covering up a near-lethal accident caught on film, intended to be entertainment. In the real world, these kinds of actions have life-changing consequences, but in the gold rush ecosystem of Social Media influence, the audience decides who succeeds, and who gets banished forever.”
How to watch the world premiere of Under the Influence.
The film will premiere at SXSW at the Austin Convention Center on March 12 at 6:45 p.m. CT. However, those who can’t attend in-person can watch its online screening starting on Mar. 13 at 9:00 a.m. CT until March 15 at 9:00 a.m. CT.
You must RSVP for this event, according to SXSW, “Online Screenings are only available to Platinum, Film, Music, Interactive Badgeholders and SXSW Online Pass holders. Single tickets are not available for Online Screenings.”
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