Congratulations are in order for Rapman, as it has just been announced that he will direct a feature length adaptation of YouTube phenomenon ‘Blue Story’. BLUE STORY is a tragic tale of a friendship between Timmy and Marco, two young boys from opposing postcodes. Timmy, a shy, smart, naive and timid young boy from Deptford, goes to school in Peckham where he strikes up a friendship with Marco, a charismatic, streetwise kid from the local area. Although from warring postcodes, the two quickly form a firm friendship until it is tested and they wind up on rival sides of a street war. BLUE STORY depicts elements of Rapman’s own personal experiences and aspects of his childhood. The messages he aims to send through his works are positive ones, aimed at inspiring kids from difficult backgrounds to turn away from local gangs.
Rapman has risen to prominence through his ground-breaking music and short film trilogies, culminating in 2018’s You Tube sensation #ShirosStory. Shiro’s Story, set to his original music and lyrics, told a captivating tale of love and loss set amidst the toughest streets of South London. It was an overnight success and led to Rapman being signed by #JAY-Z to global entertainment and management company and label, #RocNation.