Drake’s new short film, ‘Please Forgive Me,’ was recently released exclusively on Apple Music. The 23-minute film is a blend of Indecent Proposal and The Bourne Identity.
The film was directed by Anthony Mandler, the music video director behind Drake’s “Over,” “Miss Me” and “Fancy” videos — as well as videos from Jay Z (“Holy Grail,” “Run This Town,” “Death of Autotune”), Nicki Minaj (“Starships”) and Rihanna (“Disturbia,” “Only Girl in the World,” “Diamonds”), among others — who was behind the camera for Apple Music’s Taylor Swift and DJ Khaled television ads. Mandler co-wrote the script with Apple Music Head of Content Larry Jackson, who also produced the film and has been involved in many of Apple Music’s exclusive releases this year.
“Please Forgive Me” was filmed in a single week in Soweto township in Johannesburg, South Africa, this July before the start of Drake and Future’s Summer Sixteen Tour. It also serves as only the second visual to emerge from the release of Views: Outside of the music video for “Child’s Play,” Drake hasn’t put out videos for any of the other singles from the album, such as “Pop Style,” “Controlla,” “Too Good” or the Billboard Hot 100-topping “One Dance.” (“Hotline Bling,” a bonus track included on the album, also had a video, produced by Apple Music and released last October.)
Watch the trailer below.
— Drizzy (@Drake) September 26, 2016