Kevin Abstract Wants to Be a Star

One of my favorite movies, Palo Alto, is this film directed by Gia Coppola (granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola of The Godfather fame) and written by James Franco (of obvious fame) that tells the story of high schoolers Teddy (Jack Kilmer) & Rachel (Emma Roberts), and the many trials of teens in Palo Alto, California.

I won’t ruin the movie for you, but one of my favorite aspects of this film is the way Coppola uses shots in a certain motion to accompany the melody of whatever song was hand-picked to describe the scene’s mood (See: Emma Roberts car ride scene).

In Kevin Abstract’s new video, ‘Echo’, the lone character in the film, a helmet-clad youth, is living out this scene…this mood…this story, that only ‘Echo' can tell.