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Short Shouts: Vlad Versailles Stars in Short Based on Notorious BIG's 'I Got A Story to Tell'

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by Jai Tiggett
April 21, 2014 10:32 AM
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'I Got a Story to Tell'

Directed by Ross Hockrow and starring Vladimir Versailles (Orange is the New Black, Hard Times), I Got a Story to Tell is a new short film based on the Notorious BIG song of the same name

Those familiar with the song will already know the story. Says Hockrow: 

"We are following the story with a loyalty to its accuracy. My actors will even talk in rhyme in certain parts. I remember hearing this song for the first time, after becoming a filmmaker, and making a vow that no matter what I'd make this short film at some point in my life."

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7 Comments

  • well done | May 1, 2014 5:15 PMReply

    really well done. Wasn't familiar with the song before. listened to it after. pretty cool how it was done.

  • NO BRAINER | May 1, 2014 1:09 AMReply

    This was HORRIBLE!!! I didn't like the acting. That shot of him carrying the woman up the stairs, as interesting as it was lighting wise, took way too long. It was a waste of time. I agree with the other so-called haters on this -- maybe a song, certainly no film.

  • Fire | April 21, 2014 6:00 PMReply

    That actor is the real deal. "I know you into that shit, just do it!" LMFAO

  • Justin | April 21, 2014 4:35 PMReply

    Hahaha haters. It's pretty tight the way they did it. You gotta interpret a little different or then it's just a music video. I think they got it right. Maybe a girl with a bigger ass but all in all shits right.

  • I'm DONE! | April 21, 2014 12:13 PMReply

    AHHHHHHHHHH LOL TERRIBLE!! Did he listen to the entire song??!!! The casting is alllll wrong. Where is the suspense? BIG was actually scared he would have to shoot the NBA player, and the song was him bragging after he got out of the situation.... Miss me with this.

  • Clarity | April 21, 2014 11:11 AMReply

    Piece of s***. A sensationalist story, objectified female tied up constantly in view, pathetic attempt to portray a black male as a hustler - this may have been a song, it is certainly not "film".

  • Random Commentary | April 23, 2014 10:09 AM

    @ I'm Done & Clarity

    This film maker created a short from the thinnest of all source material. Literally a rap skit in between tracks, a relic from the 90's hip hop. I give major props for being inspired and creating an appealing visual to basically filler on a rap album. I actually see other writer/directors mining rap albums for similar inspiration. Whether you give props or not this guy just created a new genre. That's a helluva feat for a short.

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