Little Simz has debuted an original narrative short film, I Love You, I Hate You, in partnership with WePresent. The film is a deep dive into a song of the same name from Little Simz’s recent album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert.
The musician stars in the 20-minute film, which is based on a story she wrote. It was directed by Sam Pilling and written by Caroline Adeyemi, and co-stars Shaniqua Okwok, C.J. Beckford and Sonia Ajuwa.
“I Love You, I Hate You is the story of abandonment,” Little Simz said in a statement. “How trauma can affect us in our adult lives if never confronted. I wanted to make this film because I feel it’s a universal story that many people can relate to. It’s been incredible to work with a partner like WePresent (the digital arts platform of WeTransfer) who are so invested in telling stories like this. They understood and trusted my vision from the jump and had my back to create the film I set out to make.”