Flying Lotus' Feature Directorial Debut ('KUSO') Adds George Clinton & Byron Bowers to Cast
Photo Credit: George Clinton

Flying Lotus' Feature Directorial Debut ('KUSO') Adds George Clinton & Byron Bowers to Cast

Flying Lotus and Eddie Alcazar

Following an announcement earlier this month that acclaimed and celebrated music artist, Flying Lotus, and filmmaker Eddie Alcazar have partnered up to form the independent film finance and production outfit, Brainfeeder Films, the newly formed operation’s first feature film, titled “KUSO,” which Flying Lotus will directing, is currently building its cast.

Legendary musician George Clinton and comedians Byron Bowers and Anders Holm are the first to be cast in “KUSO,” which tells a story that’s tangled up in the aftermath of Los Angeles’ worst quake nightmare, broadcasting through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, traveling between screens and between aftershocks into the twisted lives of those who survived.

George Clinton
George Clinton

No word on what roles each has been cast to play in the film, at this time. Although I can imagine how funkadelic a George Clinton and Flying Lotus pairing could be.

Eddie Alcazar is producing the film, which will shoot in Los Angeles.

Brainfeeder Films will focus on producing “traditional and nontraditional entertainment” and commercial content for global audiences. The company will also act as an incubator for its producing partners and a haven for other filmmakers seeking freedom of expression and development.

The company is currently also shepherding projects for filmmakers David Firth (“Salad Fingers”) and Dominic Hailstone as part of their commitment to foster emerging director’s creative visions.

“Eddie and I started Brainfeeder Films with the intention to produce and support influential and experimental entertainment for film and music fans around the world,” said Flying Lotus. “I’ve always wanted Brainfeeder to be a home for emerging artists, creative talent and filmmakers who are looking to work outside the traditional studio and independent distribution systems.”

Byron Bowers
Byron Bowers

Previously, Flying Lotus and Alcazar teamed up to produce the Sundance entry “FUCKKKYOUUU” which Alcazar directed with a Flying Lotus-produced soundtrack. The film garnered praise by critics and audiences alike, and was showcased as a World Premiere at Sundance Next Fest 2015, an Official Selection at Sundance 2016, and an Official Selection AFI Fest 2015. The film will also play the upcoming BFI Fest in London.

Flying Lotus, who is also known by his birth name Steven Ellison, made his directorial debut with his own short film “Royal,” which debuted to critical acclaim at the Sundance Next Festival in Los Angeles this past August.

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