Dumas Haddad Directs Short Film for Channel 4's Random Acts
Dumas Haddad’s short film ‘The Gift’ is an art film that blends Grime with surrealism and explores the theme of identity in Grime’s formative years circa 2003 - where a paranormal entity represents the dark external forces that chose to influence and manipulate the genre.
Dumas explains the idea behind the film: “The film is a warped love letter to Grime’s formative years. I grew up around it’s inception and was captivated by its sounds and DIY nature as a culture formed with the scene blossoming through skill infectious passion. Then seeing a host of commercial entities, with little to zero care for the scene, swan in with negative intentions led to grime’s detriment; so I was keen to create a film that touched on the nature of this sinister influence. It blends the genre with surrealism and I was excited about exploring new ways to work with the genre, away from some of the more common tropes.”