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.
The rappers of his movie? He did not know them yet when he left and yet he never imagined that this meeting could change the course of his life. So, he would never have imagined what happened next...
Who is Teo Frank ?
Born on October 10, 1995, near the French Alps, Teo Frank is a young film maker with a unique perspective of the world. 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, when he decided to drop out college to pursue his dream. Teo moved to Paris and began to work with a variety of companies. He started to get paid to shoot videos across the world. From 2015 to 2017, he had the privilege to collaborate multiple times with the superstar tennis player: Serena Williams and the iconic Vogue magazine. He worked alongside the french journalist, Alexandre Delperier, he produced a mini-series according to the champion’s league final for network television. The series drew millions viewers in France and featured many world-known players including Daniel Alves, Edinson Cavani and more.
While he was on vacations in Alaska, Teo randomly met an hip hop artist’s manager. This complete chance meeting led Frank to begin a feature documentary film about his meeting with independent American hip hop artists from the label Don’t Sleep Records. The shooting took place in New York, London and Paris and lasted two years. In 2018, this film titled ‘Underdogs’ was complete.
Téo continues to direct commercials for corporate clients, and videos on the side, but his biggest dream is to make a feature film.