Marking Milli Major’s debut as an independent film maker by writing, directing and acting, ‘Major Paper’ is created entirely independently alongside the full soundtrack which is releasing on DSPs on August 14th.
Set against a backdrop of the dark London streets, following an escalating vendetta that originates from the world of drug dealing and gang rivalry, the film is a 12-minute short that follows the topics of loyalty, family and street violence. The dominant and authentic portrayal of the dark side of inner-city life comes from a star laden cast that includes Milli Major as Kane, Andre ‘Paper Pabs’ Harris, Lippy Lickshot, Apple and Tempa T. What is key to the release is the pivotal role that the music takes. Not only in setting the tone and pace of the film but also in the acting, casting and delivery. The soundtrack comprises of 5 previously unreleased tracks featuring Paper Pabs, Bossman Birdie, Nines, Flirta D, Deepee, Tion Wayne, Big Narstie, Armz Korleone, Tempa T, Scrufizzer and Bushkin with the first single ‘Drillers’ available today (7.24.2020), exclusively on GRM Daily.
Speaking on the release, Milli Major says “I wanted to portray the harsh realities of inner-city London life. These are situations that many of us live through on a daily basis and more often than not, there isn’t a happy ending. I have independently created the film and curated the music to accompany it, in order to put my energy in to something bigger than me, something positive and something progressive. My message with ‘Major Paper’ is to highlight some of the incredible talent – actors, directors, musicians and crew that are within our communities in hope that film and arts councils start to invest further in us and we don’t have to continue to hustle to do everything ourselves. I hope my work inspires someone else from the streets to focus on their art and culture as without this inspiration, hope and support, there will never be any happy endings.”