April 5, 2019

New York Film Academy (NYFA) Filmmaking Alum Aisultan Seitov has directed the music video for “Red Room,” the first single from Offset’s much-hyped solo album, which has been gaining a lot of buzz for its striking visuals and powerful emotive tone.

Seitov was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan and first came to New York Film Academy as a high school student in our Advanced Filmmaking Camp for Teens. A year later, he attended the 1-year Filmmaking Conservatory at NYFA’s New York campus, before enrolling in the BFA program in Los Angeles. His thesis film, The Jackal, earned him Best Director at the Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival.

The young filmmaker, only 22 years old, has a very talented eye and strong discipline behind the camera, so it’s no surprise that he was chosen by Offset and his team to direct “Red Room.” Offset first gained fame as part of Atlanta hip-hop group Migos and is expected to release his solo album later this year. He is married to rapper Cardi B.

“Red Room” was released as Offset’s first solo single last November. The music video begins with stark red visuals, in a room filled with candles and occult imagery, before transitioning to a more traditional narrative style that portrays confrontations with police and a car crash not unlike the actual accident Offset suffered through last year.

The video isn’t Seitov’s first high-profile project. Two months ago, 21 Savage released the video for his single “A Lot,” also directed by Seitov. The tone and visuals of that video were influenced by The Godfather Part II and last year’s Oscar-nominated film Cold War.

The New York Film Academy congratulates Filmmaking alum Aisultan Seitov on his latest music video and looks forward to following the future successes of his career!

Please note: NYFA does not represent that these are typical or guaranteed career outcomes. The success of our graduates in any chosen professional pathway depends on multiple factors, and the achievements of NYFA alumni are the result of their hard work, perseverance, talent and circumstances.