On Sunday night, Drake released Please Forgive Me, a 30-minute short film filled with explosions and music from his album Views. The story of the film is loosely based on 1993’s Indecent Proposal and there are appearances from Popcaan and Kyla Reid.
Drake’s album Views was a substantial breakthrough for the rapper. Released in April, the record held the Number One spot on the Billboard 200 for 12 consecutive weeks on the strength of five hit singles. “One Dance” became Drake’s first Number One single as lead artist. Coming five months after the album, Please Forgive Me is likely to reinvigorate sales of Views, which has sold more than 1.4 million copies in the U.S.
Drake’s last foray into film was in 2015 with Jungle, the 14-minute clip that found the rapper pondering the price of fame and the point of life. Jungle was intended as a preview of his fourth mixtape If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late.
The credits for the film reveal that director Anthony Mandler and producer Kim Jackson were heavily involved in the making of Please Forgive Me. Mandler and Jackson also worked on a few Apple Music ads together, including the one of Taylor Swift falling on the treadmill. Larry Jackson, Apple Music’s head of content, produced and wrote the film. As previously reported, the film was shot in Johannesburg and Namibia.
Check out the credits below.
Noah “40” Shebib
Director Of Photography