Short film sees artist turn actor
Chance The Rapper stars in a new short film in which he plays a character struggling with depression and feeling trapped in his dead end job. Scroll down to watch now.
Mr Happy sees Chance, real name Chancellor Bennett, team up with director Colin Tilley, to star in a film which sees a suicidal man discover a way to arrange his own murder.
Speaking to Vice, Colin Tilley revealed that he met Chance on the set of a Justin Bieber video and soon bonded over their taste in movies.
“We talked about film and he was telling me how he wanted to get more involved in it. Crazily enough, he had a lot of the same taste in weird movies as I do. A couple days later I get pitched this idea for Mr. Happy. After getting together with my friends who wrote it—Steve Mcclean and David Singer-Vine—I sent it to Chance, he loved it. After trying to find a consecutive five days in his whirlwind of a schedule we figured it out and shot the movie.”
Chance The Rapper’s next musical release is set to be forthcoming LP ‘Surf’, which will be a collaboration piece with Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment.
Speaking about the collaborators he has worked with recently, though not stating that they are necessarily involved with ‘Surf’, Chance recently revealed: “We worked with Migos. We worked with J. Cole. We did some work with Emily King just last week. Somebody who helped us out a lot with just getting into the project was Rick Rubin. And Frank Ocean. There’s been a lot of just people in the studio watching us work almost like a house band. People come in just to watch us jam out.”
Chance The Rapper released the critically-acclaimed ‘Acid Rap’ mixtape in 2013 and has gone on to collaborate with Lil Wayne, James Blake, Vic Mensa and Jessie Ware among others.
Watch Mr Happy now.