Following last week’s announcement of the Sundance Film Festival 2019 roster, Kamasi Washington has revealed that his short film, As Told to G/D Thyself, will debut at the Utah film festival.
Based on and inspired by the recordings on his latest album Heaven and Earth, the short film is directed by the Ummah Chroma collective. Besides Washington himself, the collective features Bradford Young (Selma, Arrival), Jenn Nkiru (who also directed the saxophonist’s latest music video for “Hub-Tones”), Terence Nance and Marc Thomas.
This will be Washington’s second short film, the first being AG Rojas’ accompaniment to his 14-minute-long single “Truth,” which was released last year.
See the event poster below:
Over the last year, I have had the great fortune of working with an amazing team of directors on a film inspired by my album Heaven and Earth. We are so proud to announce that AS TOLD TO G/D THYSELF will premiere at Sundance in January! pic.twitter.com/9ktmHSAn7w
— Kamasi Washington (@KamasiW) December 3, 2018