Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Producer Charles Belk and Actress Daniele Watts Apparently "Fit the Description" (Just Another Day in the Neighborhood) Producer Charles Belk and Actress Daniele Watts Apparently "Fit the Description" (Just Another Day in the Neighborhood) What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now Antoine Fuqua Confirms He'll Be Partnering w/ Denzel Washington on a 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Antoine Fuqua Confirms He'll Be Partnering w/ Denzel Washington on a 'Magnificent Seven' Remake It's a Done Deal - Paramount Pictures Will Distribute Chris Rock's 'Top Five' Worldwide It's a Done Deal - Paramount Pictures Will Distribute Chris Rock's 'Top Five' Worldwide Interview: Taraji P. Henson On 'No Good Deed' and A Woman's Intuition Interview: Taraji P. Henson On 'No Good Deed' and A Woman's Intuition 'Matthew 18' - "The Scariest African American Film... Ever!" - Gets a Full Trailer + Release Date 'Matthew 18' - "The Scariest African American Film... Ever!" - Gets a Full Trailer + Release Date Crowdfund This: 'Newlyweeds' Star Trae Harris Is a 150-year-old African American Vampire in 'Octavia' Crowdfund This: 'Newlyweeds' Star Trae Harris Is a 150-year-old African American Vampire in 'Octavia' Black Kids from Ferguson Speak Out in 'Hey White People' Comedic Video Educating Whites on Racism Black Kids from Ferguson Speak Out in 'Hey White People' Comedic Video Educating Whites on Racism First Release Poster for 'Dear White People' Illustrates One Thing White People Shouldn't Do to Black People First Release Poster for 'Dear White People' Illustrates One Thing White People Shouldn't Do to Black People African Americans on TV Guide’s "TV’s Highest Paid Stars 2014" List. You Might Be Surprised African Americans on TV Guide’s "TV’s Highest Paid Stars 2014" List. You Might Be Surprised After Bidding War, Paramount in Talks to Acquire Chris Rock’s 'Top Five' for $12.5 Million After Bidding War, Paramount in Talks to Acquire Chris Rock’s 'Top Five' for $12.5 Million 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Idris Elba Directed A Short Film For Pepsi's 'Beats Of The Beautiful Game' Project. Watch It Now!

Shadow and Act By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 27, 2014 at 7:39PM

Idris Elba Directed A Short Film For Pepsi's 'Beats Of The Beautiful Game' Project. Watch It Now!
3
Idris Elba - UNSTOPPABLE

Other write-ups on this that I've read are calling it his directorial debut; but it's really not. He's directed at least one music video already, plus an episode of the British TV series Playhouse Presents, titled The Pavement Psychologist, which starred his fellow British actor Nonso Anozie.


Below you'll find a new 6-minute short Idris Elba directed for Pepsi's 'Beats of the Beautiful Game' project - a collection of 11 songs that will be accompanied by short films - titled Unstoppable.

Elba, Spike LeeDiego Luna and others were all to direct films for the series that "aims to capture the sights, sounds and international spirit of football" (or soccer as we know it here in the USA). This is likely in celebration of the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.

Artists contributing tracks include Janelle MonaeDon Omar, Santigold and Timbaland, and more.

Pepsi Max will premiere songs from the album as singles on the iTunes store, with accompanying film tracks free to view the on the Pepsi website, YouTube and Vevo. 

'Beats of the Beautiful Game' will make its full debut on June 10.

Idris' Unstoppable takes its inspiration from the 1970s, a golden-era for football, and stars Simona Zivkovska and Zach Hamilton as youngsters falling in love as they navigate life at school, and discover their hidden talents.

"I like the whole 70s era, the haircuts and the style, and I chose a character that is stereotypically a nerd, isn’t sporty looking. But [it] turns out that he really is good at [football], and he is unstoppable when he starts to let himself go." said Idris of the idea behind the video. "When I first heard the song I really loved the idea of being unstoppable… it's self belief, it's someone that just says “Guess what? I can do anything I want to do", he added. "Football is uniting – it’s about the fans and it’s about the players. Everybody loves sports, everybody loves competition, but when your country is playing against another country it's that one time that everyone sits in the stands and is unified. It definitely brings people together."

Watch: 

This article is related to: Idris Elba


Shadow & ActNewsletter