What's the story?
The Fakefluencer is an investigatory documentary film that follows Tom Gillespie, a retired Australian currency trader trying to make it as a TV personality.
After discovering his brother was bankrupted by an online cryptocurrency scam, orchestrated by a young Swedish man portraying himself as an Australian Crypto Influencer. Tom finds just the story he needs for his new career in television.
Filmed in the first half of 2020 amid the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, Tom travels from Australia to Sweden to find the perpetrator of the scam. In Tom’s pursuit he discovers that the crypto economy is not so different from the regular economy.