Last week, music producer Flying Lotus took to a flurry of tweets announcing that his label, BRAINFEEDER, is going to be launching a new film division called Royal as a platform for his directorial debut. The first production of the division is set to premiere at this year’s Sundance NEXT festival in a collaborative effort with Salad Fingers animator David Firth.
Earlier this year, FlyLo produced the score to Eddie Alcazar’s horror short FUCKKKYOUUU, though this is not what sparked his interest in film production. The electronic musician got his inspiration for the new division after seeing a .gif of him and Thom Yorke DJing (below), which made its way around the internet last fall. Scroll down to check out the flurry of messages, which also promise new Thundercat material by the end of the year; we can only hope.
The Sundance NEXT festival will run the weekend of August 12th through the 14th at the Ace Hotel Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, tickets are available here.