Machine Gun Kelly released his much-anticipated musical film, Downfalls High, earlier this month.
The film was written and directed by Colson Baker and Mod Sun, and featured a full storyline alongside live performance clips and was soundtracked by Machine Gun Kelly’s latest chart-topping album, Tickets To My Downfall. The clip encompassed all 14-songs from his album into 1 visual album which was dubbed a “first of it’s kind musical film experience.”
See a list of 10 fun facts about Downfalls High below.
•The VHS footage In The Film Was Shot On A $20 Camera
“Here’s the craziest part of Downfalls High to me… All of the VHS footage in the entire movie was shot on my camera that my friend brought at a garage sale for $20,” Mod Sun explained. “So there ya go… anything is possible with a vision and your best friends.”
•The Wardrobe Is Straight From Mod Sun And Machine Gun Kelly’s Closets
“The wardrobe on Downfalls High is legitimately straight out of mine and Kells closets…” Mod Sun said. “The color palettes between scenes and what emotion is being portrayed was so important to us.”
•The Film Was Shot In Just 4 Days
“I just shot it in four days with Mod Sun,” Kelly told NME.
•Downfalls High Marks Machine Gun Kelly’s Directorial Debut
“It was my first time directing. It was almost like shooting 14 music videos back-to-back, but with a narrative that’s outside of my personal life stories,” MGK also revealed to NME.
•MGK And Travis Barker Narrated The Film
•The Movie Was Inspired By Grease 2
•Travis Barker’s Son Landon Barker Appears In The Film
Landon Barker was one of the many special guests that appeared in the clip. Sydney Sweeney, Chase Hudson, Maggie Lindemann, Trippie Redd, Blackbear, Iann Dior, Siiickbrain, Lil Aaron, phem, Omer Fedi were also featured in the movie.
•Machine Gun Kelly Favorite Scene Was “The Choreographed Puke Scene”
the choreographed puke scene lol https://t.co/1LrSqD2Lu2
— Blonde Don (@machinegunkelly) January 16, 2021
Mod Sun said it was a scene that he’s “been wanting to do since I was 16.”
•Mod Sun Assisted In Creating The Visuals
“Grateful as f-ck for the team involved with Downfalls High,” Mod Sun said in a tweet. “I legitimately got to design sets I’ve been seeing in my head since I was 16 but never had the ability to opportunity to pull off…..getting to finally witness these visions in real life is really heavy for me….”