Anderson .Paak To Make Directorial Debut With Comedy ‘K-POPS!’
Anderson .Paak will make his feature film directorial debut with the dramatic comedy K-POPS! for production company Stampede Ventures. The The singer will also be starring in the film alongside his son, Soul Rasheed.
The film centres on a washed-up musician who travels to Korea to write for K-pop stars, discovering that his long-lost son is set to front one of the country’s hottest new groups. He then jumps at the opportunity to capitalize on his son’s stardom for his own renaissance, but learns that fatherhood is much more fulfilling and meaningful than stardom.
LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION BABY!! Really excited about the next chapter in my career. I’ll making a film with the people I love and I’m putting everything into this! Here’s looking at you kid!! #KPOPS! https://t.co/obHvErX2PS pic.twitter.com/CvnkQSLUKm
— Dj Pee Wee (@AndersonPaak) May 4, 2022
“My mom is from Korea but she was adopted so I never knew anything about my Korean heritage until I met my wife. This movie is a reflection on my experience learning about this part of myself alongside my wife and son – and spending even more time with them!” explained .Paak. “I knew this would be something I should write and direct, and Stampede Ventures took a chance and trusted that I could pull this off. I’m excited to bring it to the big screen.”
“Anderson .Paak is a trailblazer by nature, whose amazing work will naturally translate onto the big screen for feature films,” added Stampede Ventures’ CEO and founder, Silverman. “He is a monster talent with a huge heart and a bigger smile. This is just the beginning for this superstar.”
.Paak is a producer, songwriter, artist and director fresh off of Grammy domination with four wins—including Record of the Year and Song of the Year—alongside Bruno Mars via their R&B superduo Silk Sonic. His most recent album, Ventura, landed at No 4 on the Billboard 200 and won him two Grammys, with his 2020 single Lockdown also winning a Grammy Award for Best Melodic Performance. Leave The Door Open, the debut single from Silk Sonic, recently garnered over 460 million streams and 350 million official video views. The duo is set to perform a Vegas Residency through May.