Yungblud shares a first look of the visuals for his short-film 'Mars".
The official poster was shared cross social media by the singer with the caption "I'm so proud to share “Mars” with you all. This all came from the idea that we could facilitate bringing characters to life by assembling a team of cast and crew that fully represent the communities who’s stories we wanted to tell. We set out to bring talented creatives together, some experienced, some whose star was already rising and some who’d never been on a film set before. Giving people a platform to tell their stories with truth and integrity means so much to me and i feel that’s what we’ve achieved with this film."
The short-film was announced last November and is a collaboration between Mercury Studios and Interscope Films. The story is inspired by Yungblud's song of the same name, which is based on the story of a young fan the British singer met on tour. The film follows a day in the life of Charlie Acaster, “a teenager who has only ever wanted to live a normal existence but an extraordinary night makes her reassess what truly matters.” Shot in Blackpool and set in the North of England, the film stars Yasmin Finney (Heartstopper) as Charlie.
Yungblud says: “This story is an uncensored, unfiltered portrayal of youth. It revels in the fragile beauty of it, flirts with the pain of it and most importantly the undeniable, glimmering hope of it. It presents a generational shift towards acceptance of one’s self and others, and ever growing confidence in our own insecurities.”
The movie was directed by Abel Rubistein (Dungarees), produced by Yungblud, Cat Marshall, and Stefan Demetriou. And the screenplay was written by Chris Bush (Faustus: That Damned Woman).
The movie still doesn't have a release date, but is set to be out this spring.