Luke Bather - 27th July 2016

Directing unit Aplusfilmz - that’s the brothers Edwin and Fredo Tovar and Scott Fleischman – give us a drive-by view of the cyclical nature of street crime in America in this brilliant clip for ScHoolBoy Q. Opening with a poignant quote from Punch and a very quick flash-forward, we follow the story of a car over a 24 hour period, and the two young men who use the vehicle for various criminal activities.

With a camera in a fixed position on the side of the car, the viewers becomes both distanced and helpless voyeurs of the ensuing action - effectively a cycle of violence begetting violence repeats over and over again.

Faces are blank or blurred, as actions become key here; it's almost impossible to have an identity as anything other than a criminal - and so nothing ever changes. Aplus really help to tell a powerful story in a time when these conversations are necessary.

• Interview with Aplusfilmz about the making of the ScHoolBoy Q 'JoHn Muir' video on The Hundreds

Credits

DirectorAPLUS
EditorEl Choppo
ProducerFredo Tovar
ProducerScott Fleishman
ProducerEdwin Tovar
ProducerRamall Goodrich
ColouristEdwin Tovar
Director of PhotographyEdwin Tovar
Director of PhotographyRamall Goodrich
Production ManagerSam Harris
Production ManagerNick Hayes
Production ManagerCarlos Gonzalez Jr
VFXMarissa Krupen
Executive ProducerDangeroo Kipawaa
Executive ProducerDave Free

Luke Bather - 27th July 2016

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