Colin Self scores new film, The African Desperate

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The new film is a coming-of-age satire directed Martine Syms and marks her feature-length debut.

The African Desperate features an original soundtrack composed by musician, performer and choreographer Colin Self in collaboration with LA-producer Ben Babbitt and Aunt Sister. Sharing the news, Self detailed that this is their debut film score.

Syms’ film – which stars Diamond Stingily, Erin Leland, Erin Kelly Meuchner – follows MFA student Palace Bryant, played by Stingily, in her final 24 hours of art school as it turns into a chaotic, hallucinatory day. The feature opens for showings at cinemas in LA and New York today (16 September). The African Desperate is also set to come to MUBI soon.

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Watch the trailer for The American Desperate here.