During the summer, I spoke with Jeremy Baiden from LVRN about a new independent project that he was working on. The project was designed to show the average life of some average kids in urban America in a unique depiction of a coming-of-age story.
Baiden is the youngest member of the Love Renaissance camp and shot this documentary in Kennesaw as he matured through his late teen years. One of his goals was to shed light not only on the things he went through personally, that may be relatable to others, but also to give Kennesaw a spotlight as another city that can garner interest around Georgia besides Atlanta. “It’s really an unorthodox new generation movie,” Baiden said. 17 The Movie is available below.
Baiden noted in the movie’s description:
When I was 17, I got this dope camcorder and I took that shit overboard ironically I learned a lot. I learned a lot about the world, my peers, and most importantly myself. This project I have been working on is very near to my heart because it’s my own personal memories. So, please WATCH THE WHOLE MOVIE and DON’T JUDGE.
Something to take away from all of this would be to not discount yourself or anyone else because if their current situation. You never know what someone is going through or where they are going. Although Jeremy Baiden battled personal issues (like we all do) he found friendship, support and inner acceptance to now be a part of one of the brightest new teams in music, Love Renaissance, and is improving his own artistry. Dream on.