A new initiative has been launched to create music video direction opportunities for young filmmakers.
Three Minutes is described as 'an essential new incubator scheme', giving rising directorial talent major commissions, while creating space and opportunities for people from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.
Spearheaded by Crack Magazine and its production arm Ground Work, with partners Burberry, BFI NETWORK and audio specialist Shure, funds for the project have also come from the England European Regional Development Fund.
'Terms and Conditions' a new feature-length documentary film about UK drill, is out now.
UK drill artists Skengdo x AM have been quoted, talking about 'Terms and Conditions' saying: "Through this documentary, we hope people will better understand the people and the community behind drill music. Deleting drill is not an option. It's a creative expression that tells the story of our lives and experience."
YouTube Originals is set to release a documentary focusing on UK drill music next week.
The genre, which police and politicians have sought to link to crime in the UK, has been the source of much controversy over the last year within certains corners of the press. The documentary, titled 'Terms And Conditions', will look into the scene's key figures and the coverage of the genre in recent years.
UK drill crew 67 have criticised police and media for “scapegoating" their genre, according to an open letter sent to The Fader by group member Dimzy.
"Whilst I see that media need to give the general public answers, and authorities have to publicly be seen to do something about violence and crime, I don’t think it is right to blame or alienate one music genre as a scapegoat," the statement reads.
Dimzy goes on to question why other forms of entertainment that glorify illegal activities— such as film, TV and video games— are not also in the line of fire.
The conflict between producers, rappers and promoters of UK drill and legal authorities continues as numerous videos that were removed from YouTube in May have resurfaced on Pornhub.
Five members of UK drill group 1011 have been banned from making drill music without police permission following a new and unprecedented court order was passed last week.