This is the untold story of identical twins Alex and Franky Venegas, publicly known as "The Island Boys." This documentary dissects an emerging multi-million-dollar revenue stream that has been built by a strategic plan of action known as “Trolling” for the purpose of gaining “Clout” that has taken social media and the world by storm. In tandem, it explores the birth and rise of "The Island Boys" from memedom to wealthy social media influencers.
This docu-series will take viewers further into the tumultuous lives of the Venegas brothers, whose professional success is juxtaposed with their personal struggle. The documentary takes an unprecedented deep dive into the systematic development of their brand through otherwise unconventional means.
Supported by exclusive interviews with both those closest to the twins and the Venegas brothers themselves, they share intimate details of their battles, including bouts of poverty, abusive relationships, addiction, arrests, incarceration, and near-death experiences. Like many, the complexities of their family's dynamic complicate their attempts at true healing.
The twins' childhood is analogous to many in the current generation creating a sense of callousness amongst young adults worldwide. Armed with the internet, many have taken the opportunity to both create and destroy the works of others. Morphing from a world where only food and movie critics were relevant, now, everyone’s' opinion "matters." In this series, the Venegas brothers will serve as our real-life example to explore how this toxicity, combined with social media can be leveraged to build a notable platform and profitable brand.
This documentary will show that anyone with enough ambition can invent and even reinvent themselves for the world to take notice. We will shed a brighter light on the twins and allow the viewers to look at them from a totally different perspective as they articulate their story of how they strategically navigated their way to notoriety through this toxic organism we call the internet. Although thought by many to be accidental, It's a game of chess, not checkers…strategic.