Travis Scott Ventures into Film with Experimental Project ‘Aggro Dr1ft’
Travis Scott, known for his innovative and boundary-pushing trap sounds in American music, is now taking his avant-garde approach to the world of film. In his first feature film, titled ‘Aggro Dr1ft,’ Scott stars alongside a cast that includes Jordi Mollà. The film is directed by American auteur Harmony Korine and is shot exclusively using infrared photography.
Travis Scott’s experimental and unconventional aesthetic makes him the ideal muse for Korine, who is known for his provocative and controversial work. This is not the first time the two artists have collaborated, as Korine appeared in Scott’s music video ‘Last Time’ and directed a segment in Scott’s music film ‘Circus Maximus.’
Aggro Dr1ft Cast
Release Date of Aggro Dr1ft
The film will have its first public screening on September 2, 2023, at the 80th Venice International Film Festival. It will then premiere in North America on September 11, 2023, at the Midnight Madness event held at TIFF. The film will also be showcased at the Spotlight Gala portion of the 61st New York Film Festival. However, the official release date and distribution information for Aggro Dr1ft have not been announced yet.
Director of Aggro Dr1ft
Harmony Korine, a well-known figure in the American entertainment industry, is the director of Aggro Dr1ft. Korine is known for his unpredictable and subversive style, exploring taboo topics and incorporating experimental techniques in his work. Some of his notable films include ‘Gummo,’ ‘Julien Donkey-Boy,’ ‘Mister Lonely,’ ‘Spring Breakers,’ and ‘The Beach Bum.’
Trailer for Aggro Dr1ft
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A trailer or teaser video for Aggro Dr1ft has not been released yet. However, some promotional stills and a 15-second clip showcasing the film’s unique infrared cinematography have been made available. The clip features a masked man with his skull visible through the mask, accompanied by ominous music. The stills released so far exhibit the film’s daring and unconventional visual aesthetic.
Plot of Aggro Dr1ft
As an experimental film, Aggro Dr1ft is expected to deviate from a typical plot structure. Harmony Korine has stated that the film is unlike anything he or anyone else has done before. It has been described as a sensory hallucinogenic adventure following a seasoned assassin named BO in Miami’s crime-fueled underground. The film captures a world of violence, perversion, and chaos through thermal cameras, blurring the lines between the hunter and the hunted.
The official synopsis distributed by the Venice International Film Festival describes Aggro Dr1ft as a film shot through a thermal lens, following a hitman navigating Miami’s criminal underbelly. As tensions rise, the protagonist embarks on a hallucinogenic adventure that blurs the distinctions between hunter and hunted.