Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus aka Steven Ellison is a genre-bending Grammy Award-winning producer, composer, filmmaker, rapper and founder/owner of Brainfeeder Records. He wrote, directed and scored a segment for the latest installment of the anthology franchise V/H/S/99, which is out now on Shudder. Since 2006, Ellison has released six studio albums to global critical acclaim and composed much of the bumper music heard on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. An alumnus of the Los Angeles Film School, he made his directorial debut in 2017 with Kuso, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and in 2021 he executive produced and scored the successful Netflix anime series Yasuke, directed by LeSean Thomas and starring LaKeith Stanfield. Ellison’s next project is the sci-fi horror feature Ash, which he will direct and score, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tessa Thompson. Ellison has worked with celebrated visionaries from David Lynch and Alma Har’el, to Hiro Murai, Khalil Joseph and Shinichiro Watanabe, and has been mentored by legendary filmmaker Terence Malick. (Photo by Matt Lief Anderson.)


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Three Great Things: Flying Lotus

By Flying Lotus | October 24, 2022

Three Great Things: Flying Lotus

The Grammy-winning musician turned filmmaker, who is one of the directors of the new horror film V/H/S/99, on what gives his life meaning.