10 Fun Facts About Machine Gun Kelly’s Musical Film ‘Downfalls High’

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…

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Posted on January 18, 2021

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Machine Gun Kelly; Photo Courtesy of Downfalls High

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

Machine Gun Kelly Says Upcoming ‘Downfalls High’ Film Is A “Pop Punk Grease” Musical, 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”

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….”

Downfalls High Was Written And Directed By Mod Sun And Machine Gun Kelly

Tune into Machine Gun Kelly’s YouTube Channel to watch Downfalls High at 9 p.m. EST tonight (Jan. 18) or you can watch the film now on Facebook HERE.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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