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Wannabe in the Press

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Indiewire - "Watch: Rising Star David Bloom Is a 'Wannabe' Cool Kid in This New Trailer"

"Tribeca winner Matthew Manson takes you on a coming-of-age story that will make you swoon."


New York Press - "Jewish Kid Grows Up on Upper West Side"

"(Wannbe) is a testament to friendship, love and self-acceptance told from the perspective of two adolescents caught in the whirlwind of racial turmoil far beyond their control or understanding"


The Independent Critic - ""Wannabe" Headed for Life as a Feature Film"

A- Review: "A warm and winning film about friendship, self-acceptance and what it means to come of age in a most transcendent way, Wannabe is the kind of film that leaves you wanting more. Fortunately, more is on the way."

New Filmmakers Los Angeles - Interview with Wannabe Writer / Director Matthew Manson

"Filmmaker Spotlight on Matthew Manson, the unbelievably talented writer/director of the short "Wannabe" which screened at the Tribeca Film Festival and features an incredible, noteworthy performance by...Chaize Macklin."

Filmmaker Magazine - "IFP Announces No Borders"

Press notification that Wannabe was among the films selected for this presitgious program

UK Film Review - "Wannabe Review"

"Wannabe captures perfectly a sense of place and mood...with the right amount of humour. Effortless, great fun...and engaging"

Jamaica Observer - "Macklin's No Wannabe" 

"Actress shines in flick on US riots"

Digital Bolex - "Tribeca’s Wannabe Brilliantly Evokes Coming of Age in the 90’s"

Interview with Writer / Director Matthew Manson and DP Catherine Goldschmidt


Interview on Tribeca's Instagram

"Director, Matthew Manson, shed light on the influence behind 🎥 WANNABE 🎥"


Glamber Girl Blog - "Wannabe Actor David Bloom Talks His Tribeca Short Film"

"It’s a coming of age story and a film that was produced, written and directed wonderfully and it tells a really true story. The director’s story."

Riddim Don-Magazine - "Reggae singer Glen Brown's Granddaughter a Hit in New York"

"Chaize Macklin has made her mark at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York


Teenplicity "Meet Wannabe's David Bloom"

"I can relate to a lot of what the character is going through and it’s a really, really good part.”

Fangirlish Interview with Wannabe star David Bloom
"Skin color, ethnic backgrounds and preconceptions should be put aside. Let’s all be human."

Wannabe Trailer Reaction on ScorpioMKD's Youtube
"lots of solid one liners...looks like it could be great"

Official Tribeca Announcement
"covering subjects as assorted as interracial dating (Wannabe)"


Be in the NYC Know "Meet Rising Star Chaize Macklin"

"This is a film bringing people together rather than separating people"


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