1. "Black Up" is a short film that portrays a fever dream induced by the music of Shabazz Palaces. The film features songs from Shabazz Palaces' album Black Up on Sub Pop Records, as well as various pieces of unreleased material.

    Director: Kahlil Joseph
    Photography: Matthew J. Lloyd
    Producer: Omid Fatemi
    1st AC: Dave Edsall
    Steadycam: Jonathan Beattie
    Production and Costume Design: Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes
    Production Coordinator: Sue Yeon Ahn
    Graphics: Evan Matthews
    Sound Design: Will Patterson
    Color: Malik Sayeed and Nice Dissolve
    Model: Brianna Michele
    Talent: Raul Robinson-Cruz and Mariel Cruz
    Location Scout: DJ Nature
    Creative Consultant: Lee Harrison & Knox Robinson
    Executive Producer: Paul Chang

    Gil Scott-Heron audio sample courtesy of Reelblack (reelblack.com)

    Filmed in Bronx, NY, Beacon, NY, and various locations in Puerto Rico

    # vimeo.com/31927472 Uploaded 55.1K Plays 19 Comments
  2. A short film by Kahlil Joseph featuring music from the Flying Lotus album.

    Buy the album: flying-lotus.com/until-the-quiet-comes/

    Director: Kahlil Joseph
    Photography: Matthew J. Lloyd
    Producer: Omid Fatemi
    Underwater Cameraman / 1st AC: David Edsall
    Editor: Luke Lynch
    Steadicam: Dana Morris
    VFX: Josh Foster @ Synapse FX
    Additional FX: Andy Curtis
    Color: Sean Coleman @ Company3
    Titles: Stephen Serrato
    Stylist: Elizabeth Birkett-Gibbs
    Music: Flying Lotus
    Production/Camera Assistant: Marcus Reposar
    Location Manager: Big Flip

    Talent: Solomon Gibbs, Storyboard P, Ishmael Gibbs and Edwin Marcelin

    Special Thanks to Laura Tunstall, Chris Gibbs, Alan Algee, Rodney Passe, Patrick O’Brien-Smith, Panavision and the community of Nickerson Gardens

    Filmed on 35mm in Los Angeles, CA

    # vimeo.com/48551671 Uploaded 453K Plays 197 Comments

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