Promonews - 29th Oct 2018

In Malia James's short film that uses tracks from her album Blue Lips as the score, Tove Lo and her best friend (played by Ana Coto) head out of town for a weekend of hedonism, after the friend suffers a disappointment in the dating game.

With the tang of realism that comes from a combination of improvised dialogue through a series of beautifully shot scenes, the co-written script by James and Lo explores the pair's relationship "in a sexually fluid and post-feminist world", soundtracked by songs from the album.


"In the era of visual albums like Beyonce’s Lemonade and Sampha‘s Process, I wanted to make a narrative film that used the album as the score. Unlike a traditional narrative short, the film’s primary function was to showcase most or all of the album visually, so each scene was shaped around how we’d incorporate the track.

“Blue Lips explores the rich and complicated friendship between two women in a sexually fluid and post-feminist world. The film stars Tove Lo and features her album Blue Lips as the score."

PRO Credits


DirectorMalia James
ProducerJeff Kopchia
Production CompanyTiffany Suh
Production Companyfreenjoy
Director of PhotographySy Turnbull
Production designerEmma Rose Mead
EditorChris Roebuck
Editing companyTenThree
ColouristKaitlyn Battistelli
Other creditsWriters: Malia James and Tove Lo Executive Producers: Tove Lo, Nathan Scherrer, Laura Haber

Promonews - 29th Oct 2018

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