Chance the Rapper takes on depression in the short film Mr. Happy. Colin Tilley, best known for his music videos, directs this winding story about Victor, a guy who’s so down in the dumps emotionally that he’s ready to end his life.
Between the dead-end job, broken heart and overly talkative co-worker, Victor’s looking for an escape, but he’s conflicted about actually going through with suicide. To make matters more confusing, he meets a girl who changes his perspective.
This one doesn’t end like a typical love story. Victor finds himself dodging death the second he decides he wants to live.
Chance, née Chancelor Bennett, does a convincing job playing the soft-spoken "Supply Guyz" employee. The Chicago rapper met Tilley on the set of Justin Bieber's “Confident” music video.
“Chance is like one of the most down-to-earth people I've ever met,” said Tilley. “And right away I was like, 'This dude is really special.'”
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