Yung Lean: In My Head

Spotlight Documentary

World Premiere

FEATURE | Sweden | 97 MINUTES

YUNG LEAN: IN MY HEAD

Documentary, Music

Jonatan Leandoer Hastad spent his early teenage days kicking around Stockholm, shuffling lyrics and melodies in his head, while dreaming of sharing them with the world. When he found a rabid fanbase online, international rap superstar Yung Lean was born. But as his star burned brighter, darkness began to settle in, eventually blurring the line between reality and his own vivid imagination. The hazy world of his Sad Boys crew and their outsider ethos soon threatened to overtake the young man who had invented them, creating a chaotic spiral that he would struggle to emerge from.

A document of burgeoning stardom and the pitfalls that often come with it, Yung Lean: In My Head transcends the typical music documentary by centering those who knew him best before his arrival as an underground phenomenon. Lean is a wise-beyond-his-years musical prodigy who examines his own success and eventual deep descent into ego, addiction, and mental illness with surprising clarity. Just as Yung Lean’s music has, Henrik Burman’s film gives a voice to those who sometimes feel misunderstood, offering a blend of electrifying performances and surprisingly moving moments.—Loren Hammonds


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Henrik Burman

Henrik Burman is a Swedish producer, director, and music journalist. His television work earned him the Ikaros Prize and was nominated for Banff World Media Festivals, The Rookie Awards, and the European television prize Prix Circom.



Director
Henrik Burman
Producer
David Herdies, Michael Krotkiewski, Ludvig Andersson
Screenwriter
Henrik Burman
Cinematographer
Björn Tjärnberg, Linn Marnfeldt
Editor
Kalle Lindberg, Orvar Anklew
Composer
Ted Krotkiewski, Martin Axelsson
Soundtrack
Year0001
Cast
Jonatan Leandoer Håstad, Axel Tufvesson, Carl-Mikael Berlander, Benjamin Reichwald, Emilio Fagone, Oskar Ekman

CONTACTS

Print Source
Alicia Lundahl
Momento Film
Stockholm, 116 40
Phone: 76 864 3988
alicialundahl@gmail.com
Press Contact
Guillermo Restrepo
BRIGADE
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 917-580-6402
guillermo@brigademarketing.com
International Sales Contact
Jason Ishikawa
Cinetic Media
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 204 7979
sales@cineticmedia.com
US Sales Contact
Jason Ishikawa
Cinetic Media
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 204 7979
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