Metin is too funny. He is in his mid-20s and could be your best friend. Witty, smart and with a techno beat. But still, things are not quite working out for him. He still lives with his mother, and never really manages to accomplish anything. So to get him away from the couch, Vincent takes over his friend’s life for a month. A new apartment, a membership of a scout association and a DJ gig at a nightclub are part of a project, where Vincent makes all the decisions for Metin. And he documents the experiment in the meantime. It turns out to be something of an upheaval – and an opportunity to start afresh – for the young layabout, who would prefer to just hang around, smoke cigarettes and enjoy himself. But who really sets the criteria for success? ‘Independent Boy’ is a film about friendship and (self-)confidence at a time in life when, ideally, you should prove something to be someone.