Flying Lotus to Debut Short Film at Sundance Next Fest

'Royal,' a film directed by the Brainfeeder boss, will be shown at the festival in Downtown LA, between August 12-14.
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Flying Lotus is set to make his big screen directorial debut this August.

Experimental producer Steven Ellison (a.k.a. Flying Lotus) is preparing the debut screening of his first directorial effort—a film called Royal, which he is putting out under the alias "steve." In a series of Twitter posts, Ellison revealed that the film "started off with an animation and became something else," and that we should look forward to "an awkward love story that's definitely not for the kiddies."

The film is going to be screened at Sundance Next Fest—a Los Angeles-based event that is approaching its fourth year in business, held in The Theatre at Downtown's Ace Hotel. The event promises to premiere "six bold new films."

It's not Ellison's first involvement with Sundance: last year, he wrote the score for short film FUCKKKYOUUU, which can be watched below. For more information about Sundance Next Fest, head to their site.