Mykki Blanco ft Woodkid 'High School Never Ends' by Matt Lambert

Mykki Blanco ft Woodkid 'High School Never Ends' by Matt Lambert

Mykki Blanco and Matt Lambert deliver an intensely powerful Shakespearean statement of intent - complete with sex, death and politics. 

Filmed in rural Germany - and photographed by Martin Ruhe (Control, Harry Brown) – this seven and a half minute mini-epic tells a years-spanning story of the decline of Europe into a 'Left Vs Right' dystopia. Like all things, it isn't quite as easy as that - the world of this narrative is full of complex characters who can be seen to believe one thing whilst acting differently in private. It's a cinematic love story that's brimming with hate (or possibly a hate story with flashes of love).

Its power is in Blanco's role within this film: one that challenges the wider world's views of race and sexuality, and posits very directly that in 2016 this shouldn't still be an issue.

"To me the film is nothing more than a story of love and hate," says Matt Lambert. "It's a love story wrapped in the cyclical nature of conflict that humans seem to thrive on. It's a story of the moral relativity and polarizing forces of humanism and a simultaneous misanthropy that seems to live in all of us."

Mykki Blanco has added: "though The Mykki of "High School Never Ends’ is a character, it is the closest to who I actually am and I felt a trust in Matt Lambert to portray this. I have been living in Europe off and on since 2012 when my career began because audiences seem to accept and acknowledge my creative work there on a larger scale… I'm saying this because I've seen Europe change, I have seen the surface of acceptance and the novelty of my brown skin become a frown in a public square, a belligerent rant in grocery store with a cashier telling me to 'go back to my own country'…

"This story is about outsiders, forbidden love... when the Far Left & the Far Right are willing to go to any extreme to prevail in their truth.”

Credits

Director
Matt Lambert
Executive Producer
Nils Schwemer
Executive Producer
Matt Lambert
Executive Producer
Joseph Patel
Executive Producer
Robert Semmer
Producer
Jannis Birsner
Producer
Alexander Geppert
Director of Photography
Martin Ruhe
Editor
Elena Lustig Bromund
Costume designer
Larissa Bechtold
Art Director
Marie Patzer
Producer
Julia Dobler
Post production company
Arri Mitte
VFX
Bastian Schreitling
Production Coordinator
Kadir Alkan
Sound design
Dennis Beckman
TELECINE
PHILIPP ORGANZA
MAKE UP
JANA KALGAJEVA
MAKE UP SFX
JULIA GRIESHABER
HAIR ARTIST
SARA MATTHIASSON
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
JULIAN FEUERSTACKE
GAFFER
RICHARD NITSCHE
BESTBOY
CHRISTIAN KUSCHMITZ
KEY GRIP
OLANDO GRÜBEL
FOCUS PULLER
OLIVER MORON
CLAPPER LOADER
JONAS MAINTZ
DATA WRANGLER
DENNIS HELM
SOUND TECHNICIAN
TOBIAS MÜLLER
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT
LUCA FUCHS
ART DIRECTOR’S ASSISTANT
JAKOB LAUTER
COSTUME DESIGN ASSISTANT
LUKA MUES
WIG MANUFACTURER
MARC RIEKE
BEHIND THE SCENES
LUKAS KEUCHEL
BASE MANAGER
DENNY HAHNFELDT
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
JOSEFA KNIPPERS
DRIVER / RUNNER
PHILIP NELZ
DRIVER / RUNNER
JAKOB JÜRGENSOHN
DRIVER / RUNNER
JUSTUS TOUSSAINT
BLOCK SERVICE
BAUHOFF FREYENSTEIN
CATERING
1055 MOBILE KITCHEN

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