Flying Lotus Makes Directorial Debut With Royal Short Film

Earlier this year Steven Ellison, better known as glitchy producer Flying Lotus, shifted gears toward film scoring the gruesome short film FUCKKKYOUUU. Now he’s officially shifted from behind the boards to behind the camera for his directorial debut, Royal. Ellison directed the project under the mononym steve, all lowercase. It will premiere at Sundance’s NEXT FEST before Jim Hosking’s The Greasy Strangler. So as expected, it will be some more dark visuals. Here’s a short description of the film:

Unearthed from Los Angeles’s worst quake nightmare. The story of Royal begins where the curses of human survival have left off. Inside the dark rooms and dim minds of Missy and Kenneth. Some of the strangest secrets find their way out from behind the curtain, revealing wounds that may never heal.

Sounds like some eerie stuff right up FlyLo’s alley. Shamir and Sunflower Bean are also set to perform alongside films debuting at the fest. Nick Jonas stars in Andrew Neel’s Goat, and a suprise musical guest is set for the final night. It all goes down 8/12-14 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are available here after becoming a member of Sundance.

Royal premieres at 8pm PDT on 8/14.