We’re getting up close and personal with a twist. We’re in bed with the director, co-writers and cast member of “Kuso” at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Join us as we talk to Flying Lotus (director), Zack Fox (cast/co-writer) and David Firth (co-writer) about their work on the film. We’ll also be picking their brains for thoughts on what’s next in storytelling and the experiences for viewers.
Broadcasted through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, this story is tangled up in the aftermath of Los Angeles’s worst earthquake nightmare. Travel between screens and aftershocks into the twisted lives of the survived.
Welcome to the weird and wild mind of filmmaker Steven Ellison. Already acclaimed for his expansive psychedelic albums as musician Flying Lotus, Ellison steps behind the camera to direct this mind-altering freakshow of a first feature, co-written with David Firth and Zach Fox. Their unbridled imaginations plunge the audience into a magical mix of filth-covered fables and hypnotic animations to reveal a film rotting from the inside out. This outrageous fever dream counts influences all the way from David Cronenberg to The Ren & Stimpy Show and features performances from comedians Hannibal Buress and Tim Heidecker. From its jaw-dropping imagery to its stomach-churning special effects, Kuso is the kind of film you’ll never be able to un-see.
About Director Flying Lotus
Filmmaker, music artist, and producer Flying Lotus—who is also known by his birth name, Steven Ellison—made his directorial debut with his short film, Royal, which debuted to critical acclaim at the 2016 Sundance NEXT FEST in Los Angeles in August. He recently launched the production company Brainfeeder Films, which is focused on producing traditional and nontraditional entertainment and commercial content for global audiences. The company is shepherding multiple projects under FlyLo’s leadership.