Die Antwoord’s severe frontman, Ninja, told Pitchfork that his out of control band was starring in a short film by Harmony Korine when he spoke to them last year.
“[Korine] wrote the script and we made it a little more Zef. It’s come out fuckin’ wild,” Ninja exclaimed. “It’s a short film called ‘Wat Kyk Jy’ — which means ‘watcha lookin’ at?’ — which I tattooed onto my penis as well.”
The film has had a name change since then (hopefully Ninja isn’t let down) to “Umshini Wam,” may or may not translate to bring me my machine gun. The 16 minute short premieres at SXSW this year at Austin’s State Theatre on March 15th at 6:30 p.m. Here’s the festival’s official, word on it, clearly penned by Ninja himself:
“Big dreams, big blunts, big rims, and big guns. its time to get gangsta gangsta. Ninja and Yo Landi are wheelchair-bound lovers and real gangstas. They live in the outskirts of civilization, they shoot guns for fun, smoke massive joints, and sleep in the woods. They don’t have any bling to show for their gangsta cred, but the world deserves to know who they are. They’re tramps, and their wheels are starting to fall off. Ninja become despondent over their vagabond existence, but Yo Landi won’t let him give up. What ensues is straight up gangsta mayhem, the realist of the real, true gangsta shit.”