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Timothy Saccenti

Flying Lotus is directing his first feature film

The project, titled Kuso, will reportedly include new music from Aphex Twin, Thundercat, and Silent Hill composer Akira Yamoaka

Last weekend, cosmic beatmaker Flying Lotus premiered his first film at LA’s Sundance NEXT film festival. The shocking short, titled Royal, marketed itself as a seriously gruesome body horror, and came with a trailer packed full of sweat, vomit and screams. It was reportedly so rank that the producer – who used the pseudonym ‘steve’ for the project – handed out free sick bags to audience members before the film began. “(It’s) definitely not for the kiddies,” he warned on the official synopsis.

That’s not where the story ends, though. According to tweets posted by Flying Lotus yesterday (August 15), Royal is actually part of a larger feature film project called Kuso, which the producer has been “steady filming low key” throughout this year.

“Decided to follow my heart and make a film,” he announced last night. “Don't have financial support and spending a lot of time begging for favours but it feels right... You'd think that I’d learn my lesson being in the underground that I’d try to make some shit that would bring some money but no. Still strange.”

The multi-instrumentalist also revealed that the project would feature a number of contributions from “talented folks”; including new music from Aphex Twin, Thundercat and Silent Hill composer Akira Yamoaka.

“The idea behind Kuso is a simple one,” he added. “It's pretty much everything I'm afraid of.”

To learn more about the project, or to get involved yourself, contact @BRAINFEEDER on Twitter. The film is apparently 65 per cent finished, and is looking for “all types of help”.