The adolescent dream; it's a mentality that doesn't care about money, or owning a big car or TV, but rather one that just wants to be true to one's own feelings. With the adolescent dream there's not much more to consider than hanging with friends, going out, and having a good time. It's a mindset that despite not matching up with societal standards of success, Sebastian Zanella has refused to give up, and continues to embody each and every day.
The French photographer, writer, surfer, skater, all around creator, started Desillusion fourteen years ago when he was 17. It was a project that was born out of the feeling that his head was never really in the "real world," and that he would never really subscribe to society's version of what life is supposed to be. Society doesn't want people to be dreamers, it's too scary for them to grasp, because dreamers reinvent the society. The dreamers are the corporate suits, and wealthy upper class' deliberate enemy because the dreamers don't play by the same rules and prescriptions that society feeds them.
Young, up and coming director Gabriel Novis, followed Desillusion creator Sebastien Zanella, through his journey across the United States earlier this year. In this short film we discover the man behind Desillusion.