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Serena Williams in a still from Beyonce's Lemonade visual album.
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Serena Williams in a still from Beyonce's visual album Lemonade.

Pulse Films, the growing global content banner whose recent body of work includes Beyonce's acclaimed 60-minute Lemonade video directed by Kahlil Joseph, indie box-office hit The Witch and upcoming Cannes competition title American Honey, is bolstering its slate of scripted features.

Post, billed as a fresh take on the post-apocalyptic genre, is being directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace, the filmmakers behind the acclaimed 2012 doc Shut Up and Play the Hits, which captured LCD Soundsystem's climactic final ever gig at Madison Square Garden and was a collaboration between Pulse and Vice Media. Like Joseph, Southern and Lovelace are on Pulse's roster of directors, working under their thirtytwo moniker.

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"It's a subversive look at a post-apocalyptic movie," Pulse's co-founder and CEO Thomas Benski tells The Hollywood Reporter. "It's about playing with the genre, and comes from a very strong, specific point of view. I'm super pumped about it. If we can do it as we all have it in our heads, honestly I think it's going to be absolutely amazing."

Due to shoot in the northern English county of Yorkshire later this year from a script by Southern, Post will mark the narrative directorial debut for the filmmakers, who also helmed the TV special Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive for Netflix in 2013 and earned a Grammy nomination for 2010's Blur doc No Distance Left to Run. Benski and Pulse's head of film Lucas Ochoa will produce.

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"It brings out their rawness that they have from making music documentaries and puts it into a very interesting and thrilling genre piece and structure," adds Benski. "I think they're incredible and are going to become important filmmakers."

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.


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