Grammy Award-Winning Memphis Producer/Songwriter Teddy Walton Releases Teaser for Short Film "Mental Health"
Grammy award winning Memphis producer/songwriter Teddy Walton has released the teaser for his upcoming short film "Mental Health."
The full length short film, which is directed and produced by Teddy Walton & Lee Vuitton, features California rapper Lil B as the narrator for the trailer. Teddy connected with Lil Bthrough text, asking if he had any advice for the people.
The title hints at a significant message for Teddy. “Everybody is talking about Mental Health all the time,” he goes on. “It’s something that’s become a way to diagnose everyone’s problems and sort of focus on the negative. My goal was to create a project that tells you about being happy.”
The song heard playing will be the intro of Teddy’s upcoming debut album, Mental Health which features many prominent features.
The film will be released within the next couple weeks.
Check it out below:
By remaining independent, influential multiplatinum producer and songwriter Teddy Walton makes his own rules and moves. He continues to leave a lasting imprint on the game with instantly recognizable hits for everyone from Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky to Post Malone and Bryson Tiller.
“I’m trying to do everything by myself as an independent creator,” he affirms. “I’m basically a free agent, but I’m reaching for the top of the mainstream. I want to show everybody it’s possible to do this without a major co-sign, A&R, or company behind you. You can carve out your own lane and stay in this forever. I work with whoever I want to work with and whenever I want to work. That keeps the creativity flowing. It’s really that simple.”
Inspired by Pharrell, Timbaland, Noah “40” Shebib, and Soulja Boy, he developed a singular style, generating a buzz and enthusiasm which spread throughout the industry for Teddy's innovative hybrid of modern energy and classic sounds. That aesthetic proved seminal to A$AP Rocky’s chart-topping gold-certified AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP as Teddy produced the standout “Electric Body” [feat. ScHoolboy Q]. In 2017, Teddy produced Goldlink’s double-platinum “Crew” [feat. Shy Glizzy & Brent Faiyaz], the quadruple-platinum “LOVE” [feat. Zacari] from Kendrick Lamar’s era-defining triple-platinum magnum opus DAMN, Jay Rock’s double-platinum “King’s Dead” [feat. Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake] and Zacari’s “Redemption” [feat. Babes Wodumo] for Black Panther: The Album.
In the end, Teddy inspires by remaining independent. “It’s important to believe in yourself,” he leaves off. “I want to be an example that anything is possible.”