In Teenage we follow Hitler Youth recruit Melita Maschmann from her rise to the rank of Press Officer until she finds herself in personal crisis as the Third Reich falls.
Series: Teenage Film
Updates on the film Teenage, and profiles of the people making it.
Malik Peters as Warren Wall
Above: Malik Peters as Warren Wall by Anna Rose Holmer
When New Orleans based Malik Peters auditioned for the role of Warren Wall, a 1940s American Boy Scout, writer/director Matt Wolf didn’t realize he had traveled all the way from his home in New Orleans for the Teenage casting call.
Ben Rosenfield as Tommie Scheel
“Tommie heard something in swing he liked. It was a new youth language, and Nazi’s weren’t allowed.”
Leah Hennessey as Brenda Dean Paul
Brenda Dean Paul, the “Bright Young Person” whom we see party and crash in Teenage, is portrayed by Leah Hennessey, a New York based actor, musician, and writer.
Before directing Teenage, Matt Wolf made Wild Combination, a feature length portrait of enigmatic musician Arthur Russell.
A Los Angeles Youth Sampler
In anticipation of our West Coast opening this Friday at the Laemmle Noho 7, here are some highlights from Los Angeles teenage history that we’ve covered.
Teenage Clips Collected
In anticipation for Teenage’s New York opening this Friday at Sunshine Cinemas, lots of clips from the movie have debuted across the web.
Teenage: Now Showing in the UK
We’re excited to celebrate the UK release of Teenage this weekend by digging up some of our favorite posts about the youth of the region.
UK Teen Crew
To mark the official UK cinema release of Teenage on January 24, we asked some of our UK based collaborators, including Soda Pictures (our UK distributors), Margaret London (the PR team), and the Yorkshire Film Archive (who contributed footage for the film) to share photos of themselves as teens.
Jon Savage and Your Teen Photos in the Guardian
Jon Savage, author of Teenage, the book that inspired the film, has written an op-ed in the Guardian to decry the ways UK austerity measures have left young people behind.