Q&A | Video Director Fatty Soprano Is A Self-Made Montreal Visionary

Q&A | Video Director Fatty Soprano Is A Self-Made Montreal Visionary

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If you're Canadian, you've probably heard the name Fatty Soprano before. 

This young visionary from Montreal is best known today as a music video director for many young emerging talents, most notably dabbling in Hip Hop or Urban. We've covered many of his videos on the site, for outstanding acts such as Spity, Jason Shay, and Jonathan Emile. He's got a signature style you can definitely recognize, as he knows exactly how to frame and bring out a fellow emcee's esthetics to ecompass their entire branding and lifestyle. 

In fact, Fatty Soprano has got many accolades under his belt, being an emcee himself he's landed major gigs and releases on very well-known platform previous to making music videos. 

His latest music video is fresh out the oven, and it's for fellow Montreal rapper Spity's single "On My Way" shot in the streets of Toronto. Peep it right here:

We asked if he was down to do a lil' Q&A and he delivered. Scroll through below and get to know him a bit better. 

How would you describe your work in under 140 characters?

Dark, unorthodox, nostalgic, stylish, run and gun filmmaking .

What was the last music video you watched?

Amazing cinematography , a nice mix of vfx , really trippy ! 

What was the first video you made and how has it shaped the way you go about your process nowadays? 

One of my first projects was  "Criminal Mind" by boy6lue: 

Very dark concept, saturated colours. That project really taught me alot about storytelling and how to put it all together.

Do you have anyone you look up to in the music video world? 

I'm a huge fan of Brthr, Sam Pilling, and Grant Singer. They are all really great filmmakers, and make outstanding music videos / visuals. 

Inspiration could come from a lot of different places. Are there any recent non-music video related pieces that speak to you? 

http://tokyostreet.photo

Tokyo street photography. Such a unique city, look. Inspires me in every way. One of my favourite films happens to be Lost in Translation. 

If you could pick a gif that speaks to you, or inspires you in any way, what would it be? 

Such a trippy scene from Trainspotting. 

Canada has got some amazing musical acts to choose from. Do you feel as though the local scene has given you the chance to be yourself when making videos? 

Absolutely. The local scene really shaped my style of film making when it comes down to music videos. The lack of mainstream budget taught me how to think outside the box. Instead of locking down streets, i would film without a permit. If some places would not allow us to film inside, I would use stock footage and match the colours accordingly. 

If you could pick any current musical act to work with, who would it be? and why?

The Weeknd. I love how he kills his character in almost every music video, and reinvents himself. I think i can contribute to his dark explicit image .  "Pretty" and "Belong to the World"  were masterpieces ! 

What can we expect from you in the near future?

I am working on a small script, I would love to make a short film about human trafficking in the next year or two. At the same time i am working on a handful of music videos, expect the unexpected ! Haha 

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You can watch his stuff, and learn more about Fatty Soprano on the links below: 

www.drivenpaperfilms.com

Facebook.com/fattysopranothedirector

Instagram : @fattysoprano

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