As previously reported, FlyLo had unveiled Royal at L.A.'s Sundance NEXT Fest, under the pseudonym of Steve. Attendees at last night's screening (August 14) were given Brainfeeder-brand barf bags, just in case.
Today (August 15), the artist explained over Twitter that the short film is just a piece from the forthcoming feature-length effort Kuso. He explained that shooting for the feature has been taking place throughout the year and is apparently coming along nicely. Music for the film is also in the works. By his estimation, the flick is already "65% finished."
Though few details have been revealed beyond that, his series of posts hint at Kuso including new music from Flying Lotus' Captain Murphy alter ego, and that the soundtrack will also feature work from Aphex Twin, longtime bass collaborator Thundercat, and videogame composer Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill).
FlyLo further noted that he has no financial backing and has been "spending a lot of time begging for favors." He's currently looking for people to help him finish the project, especially film industry types with skills in post-production.
You'll find the series of Kuso-explaining posts down below.
I lied .. "Royal" is just one piece of first my feature film called "Kuso" been steady filming low key this year with some talented folks.— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) August 15, 2016
Decided to follow my heart and make a film. Don't have financial support and spending a lot of time begging for favors but it feels right— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) August 15, 2016
Thank u to all the awesome people who been working with me on this stuff so far. There's more to make and more favors I'll beg u for.— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) August 15, 2016
You'd think that id learn my lesson being in the underground that id try to make some shit that would bring some money but no. Still strange— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) August 15, 2016
So far Kuso is about 65% finished. The music is 'getting there' as well. A lot to do but the most fun I've had since I made @xCaptainMurphyx— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) August 15, 2016
There's some @xCaptainMurphyx in "Kuso"— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) August 15, 2016
If you're in LA and want to help on this film.Please reply to @BRAINFEEDER with links to work and reels.We need all types of help esp n post— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) August 15, 2016
The idea behind "Kuso" is a simple one. It's pretty much everything I'm afraid of.— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) August 15, 2016
In it for the long game. Gamble on ur boy.— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) August 15, 2016