How does it feel to be part of a rap battle film?
Connor – Yeah it’s really cool, every one worked really hard on this film and it turned out really good.
So you’re proud of the outcome?
Connor – Yeah really proud
What did you think of the story line?
Shotty – I thought it was really cool man, I thought Ed did well to find a story able to tell in many social issues. He did so well to portray it and there were some really good bars.
I definitely went through so many emotions –
Shotty – There you go
Do you have a favourite scene at all?
Shotty – Yeah, the final scene, I really liked that one
Connor – My favourite scene was the one with the mum. They’re really touching and they changed the light of the film, especially for audiences who are going to watch this they’re going to make you think about stuff and pull on your heartstrings. I’m excited to see how people respond to it.
Is there anything else to look forward to from you guys?
Shotty – My album’s out Oct 12th
Connor – Another film called Keepers and Netflix called Sex Education.
So a lot of things to be excited about –
Shotty – Yeah but mainly VS!
HHKMag were given the privilege to view VS before the public. Not really knowing what to expect, I can honestly say I went through so many emotions. I got gassed, I cried, I laughed and I felt hate along with sympathy! If that’s not a mixed bag I don’t know what is.
VS is a film about a young man who is fed up of being sent to different places to stay after being abandoned by his mother at a young age. He ends up getting involved in rap battles and soon becomes known all over the town, making a name for himself.
From crying during the scene of the lad getting his hair cut by his birth mother who doesn’t recognise him, to laughing during the scenes of his rap battles and being gassed during the final rap battle. I feel that the director Ed Lilly managed to capture the personality of the characters and the issues of the story very well. At some points you’re able to relate and truly feel the emotions that come across.
Along with Shotty Horror, Paige Cakey was also involved in the project and it was interesting to see cast members who are already in the music and rap scene be able to use their passions in a film.
The film has a elements of realness, where you know this is something that happens somewhere in real life. HHKMag definitely recommend taking the time to watch this film. You won’t be disappointed and you just might finish the film with the inspiration to start writing some bars!
VS is out in cinemas now. Watch the trailer here –
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