Flying Lotus signs multi-film development deal with XYZ Films and Logical Pictures

Stephen Ellison, better known as a multi-disciplinary musician and artist Flying Lotus, has signed a multi-film development deal to produce and direct a number of upcoming films with Paris-based Logical Picture and XYZ Films.

Negotiations negotiated by Frederic Fiore and Grace Adams of Logical Pictures and Nate Bolotin, Partner at XYZ Films, on behalf of Brainfeeder Films, an independent film financing and production company Ellison founded with director Eddie Alcazar in 2016. and science fiction projects.

Ellison has amassed a circle of distinguished collaborators in recent years, including the likes of David Lynch (Twin Peaks: Return), Alma Harel (love for real), Hiro Murai (AtlantaStation Eleven), Shinichiro Watanabe (cowboy bebop, Carol, and Tuesday) and Leon Thomas, with whom he produced and scored the 2021 Netflix anime. Yasuke starring Lakeith Stanfield.

“I am delighted to once again join forces with longtime partner XYZ Films,” said Logical Pictures Group President Frédéric Fiore. “Fly is a very talented and respected musician with such a unique creative universe. I can’t wait to work on his upcoming film and cross-media projects after his promising debut as a director.”

In January, XYZ Films announced Ellison’s second film, an upcoming sci-fi horror film. Ashwill will begin production this summer. “I have a strong desire to innovate in the sci-fi space, and I really want to show the world something they’ve never seen before,” Ellison said of the film in a press release.

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