English singer-songwriter Yungblud has announced a new short film based on his 2020 song “Mars.”
The film is a collaboration between Mercury Studios and Interscope Films. The short film was inspired by one of Yungblud’s fans named Charlie Acaster, who struggled to convince her parents that she was transgender.
“This story is an uncensored, unfiltered portrayal of youth,” Yungblud explained. “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,” he added.
Yungblud has teamed up with acclaimed playwright Chris Bush on the screenplay. It will be directed by Abel Rubenstein.
“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,” Yungblud said. “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,” he added. “I can honestly say if you don’t adore this movie, then I can guarantee you’ll fucking learn something from it.”
Meanwhile, Yungblud will kick off the next leg of his Life On Mars tour in North America in January 2022, running until March. The star will then take the tour to Europe, completing it in June.
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