Independent. boy studies Maamar Missoum. - Breaking News Ireland - Latest. The Independent, US, Latest news and features. Independent boy. Independent Boy – Some Shorts. Independent Boy explores to what degree one can influence other peoples lives, to challenge the viewer to think about what a successful life implies. There were two main elements that stimulated Vincent to make this film – the subject and the construction. The subject, millennials and the so-called quarter life crisis, triggered the young director to think of how receivable people really.