Every filmmaker has their horror stories, Ryan Staake brings us inside his
Making a video for a hip hop artist, especially one who’s popping off, is a dream job for a lot of people. For Ryan Staake it’s pretty normal, he’s worked with everyone from Alt-J to Schoolboy Q. With his track records, any fuck ups are unlikely to be on his part.
On his shoot for Young Thug’s Wyclef Jean problems began right at the start. The artist not showing up is a surprisingly common problem on videos. Usually though, that artist isn’t supposed to be co-directing.
Young Thug uploaded Staake’s video on his youtube. That’s probably his label looking to make back the $100,000 they dropped on the video. It’s a cautionary tale but it’s still kind of a success story.