Yungblud has announced that he is teaming up with Mercury Studios & Interscope Films in order to create a short film based on his track, ‘Mars’.
The film which is initially inspired by a conversation with a fan in Maryland says the film will follow a day in the life of a character called Charlie Acaster who all they have “ever wanted is a normal teenage existence – at least that’s what she thinks. Now one extraordinary night will make her reassess what truly matters.”
Dom had this to say about the story:
“This story is an uncensored, unfiltered portrayal of youth. It revels in the fragile beauty of it, flirts with the pain of it and most importantly the undeniable, glimmering hope of it. It presents a generational shift towards acceptance of one’s self and others, and ever growing confidence in our own insecurities.”
The screenplay for the film has been written by Chris Bush and will be directed by Abel Rubinstein. It will be produced by Dom alongside Cat Marshall, and Stefan Demetriou. They are also committed to securing on and off-screen talent from the trans, non-binary and wider LGBTQ+ community for the project as well. It’s being aimed to be released in the Spring of next year.
“I cannot wait to make my first film. This whole journey started with an encounter. Then it became a song, now it’s becoming a movie. All my art is about and forever will be about, is making people feel like they can be undeniably themselves, whoever they are – and with this project we’re turning that message up to 11.
“The team we’ve assembled is incredible, I am so honoured to stand with them all behind this beautiful project and to have them help me bring it to life. I can honestly say if you don’t adore this movie, then I can guarantee you’ll fucking learn something from it.
‘You’ll see our stars and touch our scars, only when Mars doesn’t have to wait!’”
And Chris Bush had this to say about being involved:
“Mars is a story where the mundane and the magical sit side by side. It’s Space Age escapism shot through with Northern grit. More than anything I hope it’s honest. I’m hugely proud to be working with YUNGBLUD, and the fantastic creative team we’ve assembled. The queer kids are alright.”
And the track it’s based on? Check it out below.