Chains represents Film The Future’s first music video collaboration with Usher. The song is a tribute to victims of racial profiling and police brutality. FTF sought to weave a narrative suggesting the notion of history repeating itself - the crisis at hand is anything but new. Stark black and white photography puts the viewer face to face with victims past and present. Usher moves through space, in the center of the conflict but also witness to his own demise. Chains premiered online on 2/1/16, and has since made the rounds on Rolling Stone, MTV, NBC, and countless other news outlets.
Directed & Edited By: Ben Louis Nicholas
Creative Directed By: Daniel Arsham
Produced By: Courtney Andrialis
Cinematography By: Dan Kennedy