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Illucid Studios' "F*ck a 9 to 5" Film Invites You to the Underground

Updated: Nov 17, 2023

There's a creative revolution brewing in the streets of Cape Town. Maverick streetwear brand Illucid Studios is giving voice to this groundswell of youth culture with their gritty new film “F*ck a 9 to 5.”

Directed by Taun Visser, Jon Correal & Ghillian Chevelu, and shot across iconic Cape Town locations, the film features local artists living life on their own terms. The cinematic visuals contrast the lo-fi aesthetic commonly seen in films of this genre. Moments of stillness allow the audience to connect with the cast's mindset and appreciation for the city they call home.

Illucid Studios F*ck a 9 to 5

Shrouded in moody lighting and raw industrial edge, the film draws you into the underground. Your senses come alive as the hypnotic beats of Armchair Sessions reverberate in your chest. This is where legends are born.

Led by visionary designer Ghillian Chevelu, of Illucid Studios, is crafting wearable art for the modern creative rebel. Genderless shapes meld with striking illustrations to armor you for the daily battle against conformity.

The film's unfiltered lens captures the kinetic energy of young artists chasing inspiration, not validation. In between sessions, they retreat to quiet moments of solitude and reflection under the stillness of night.

Illucid Studios F*ck a 9 to 5

Join the movement and discover what it means to truly live your passion. Become captivated by the alluring world of “F*ck a 9 to 5” where rules give way to creative expression. Can you hear the city calling?


Crew Credit

Directors: Taun Visser | Jon Correal | Ghillian Chevelu DOP: Taun Visser | Jon Correal Producer: Ghillian Chevelu Edit: Taun Visser Colour Grading & AP: Taun Visser SFX & Scoring: James Smith Title Card: Callan Pyntful

Cast: Ghillian Chevelu | KASHCPT | Somber | Internet Girl

Extras: Callan Pyntful | Levi | Tal Chowney | Baker

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