Beyonce and Jay-Z have released the first part of their new Short Film, Bang Bang. Nowness presented the first of the three parts from the Bang Bang trilogy. Fans were first given a taster at Beyonce and Jay-Z’s ‘On the Run’ stadium tour with various scenes from Bang Bang. The short film was directed by Dikayl Rimmasch who had a clear vision on how the film should look which is mentioned in Nowness’s write up below.
“Two American outlaws speed through the Californian desert in a dusty 1960s Pontiac GTO with a manifest poise and stylish swagger that could only be embodied by the world’s foremost musical couple: BeyoncÃƒ© and Jay Z. Directed by the New York-based filmmaker and photographer Dikayl Rimmasch, Bang Bang is a trilogy of short films starring Mr and Mrs Carter’s filmic alter egos, appearing throughout their two-and-a-half month long tour, On the Run, which celebrated its finale on Saturday at Stade de France in Paris. Rimmasch was introduced to BeyoncÃƒ© and Jay Z via Mark Romanek, and with a creative cohort in the war photojournalist William Kaner put together a filmmaking approach and aesthetic inspired by French new wave cinema and the powerful intimacy of legendary independent director and mentor, Les Blank. Rimmasch’s stripped-back process paid dividends, allowing an incredibly fast, shoot-from-the-hip style using custom camera rigs that he had designed, 50-year-old Russian lenses and lighting effects by Archie Ciotti and Scott Spencer.”
Watch Part 1 of ‘Bang Bang’ below.