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Real People Do Real Things: Leo Mandella

I’m not gonna lie and say that I’m Mr. Tough.

Leo is an enigma. At 14 years old, he’s amassed a huge social following, but the story runs far deeper than followers. While his life seems charmed, he’s had a lot to overcome. Constantly derided and targeted for coming from a rich background, a charge that couldn’t be further from the truth, he represents a new entrepreneurial zeal among young people. His story is also one that a lot of young people can relate to – one of overcoming bullying. As a public figure, youngsters chuck hate his way daily. But thanks to his own strength, and the support of the community around him, he uses the hate he receives to fuel his growth and push for success.

Real People Do Real Things.

Directed / Shot / Edited by Will & Ed Reid Produced by Poppy Ashton
Executive Producers: Will Reid and Alex Ropes

Creative Director: Alex Ropes
Photographers: Cosmo Webber / Jake Hartwell / Paolo Cimarra

Music: Lord Akira

Basement Approved Production