Drake Releases 22 Minute Short Film Inspired By His Album
Rapper Drake also known as Aubrey Graham has come a long way from his acting days when he was Jimmy from Degrassi, but Drizzy stars in the new 22 minute short film, Forgive Me Please. The dramatic action-thriller was released 1 a.m. EST on September 26, 2016 exclusively on Apple Music. Drake first announced it on Instagram, and has been promoting it on his social media since.
Inspired by his album, Views, the short is directed by Anthony Mandler, who also directed some of Drake’s music videos from earlier in his career, and produced by Larry Jackson, Kim Bradshaw.
The story is similar to the 1993 movie, Indecent Proposal (with Woody Harrelson and Demi Moore) and also has a Taken feel to it too. There isn’t a ton of dialogue, and the film seems more like a long form music video, but it’s still a nice visual treat, since we didn’t really get any music videos for any of Drake’s 2016 hit songs.
The film stars Drake as the action hero, along with collaborator Popcaan who plays a supportive role, features Soni Chidiebere, Kyla Reid and of course the eye candy of the whole thing, Belgian model and singer, Fanny Neguesha.
I just wanna thanks the amazing director @amandler for this beautiful short movie, thanks to the ovo team, @champagnepapi @popcaanmusic @thelarryjackson for such incredible collaboration and the best for the end… Thanks God for everything i put my life in your hands and you always surprised me thanks for all your support guys and your messages #pleaseforgiveme
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After Drake’s unnamed girlfriend gets asked to sleep with a mysterious boss for a million dollars, Drake tells her to agree to it. You find out later that Drake and his crew attempt to con the million dollars, until things go wrong. The plotline is kind of vague, and leaves you with a lot of questions, but it’s an entertaining film with an outdoor dance party, a night time car chase, gun shoot out with the Soweto underground, love scenes and explosions.
Please Forgive me features songs from the recent album including Weston Road Flows, One Dance, Controlla, Hype, Views 9, and Summer’s Over Interlude.
Everything was shot within a week in South Africa, and features some breath taking sights and views (see what I did there?) from Johannesburg and Namibia.
The last time Drake was in a film was in Jungle (2015), which was a 14 minute short film previewing his fourth mixtape, If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late.
It’s hard to take Drake seriously as an action hero, so after watching Please Forgive Me, we have to ask two questions. Is Drake asking for forgiveness from the fans? And does this mean Drake might get back into acting?
To watch Drake’s Please Forgive Me click here.