A filmmaker Mathew Fulks is seeking legal redress after claiming that Beyonce Knowles’ visual album was an uplift of a movie he made more than a year before “Lemonade” video dropped.
Fulks is suing Beyonce and her record label, saying much of the “Lemonade” trailer completely rips off his 2014 short film, “Palinoia.” In the suit, he says his project also depicted a “tumultuous relationship.”
He says his beef is really over 39 seconds of the trailer, which has a slew of images similar to his movie.
The filmmaker specifically points to characters in front of graffiti-covered walls, red tinted images, dimly lit parking garages and close-up shots of “overgrown grass.”
Fulks who is seeking to get a cut of the profits from the hit song says he thinks a Senior VP at Columbia Music, Beyoncé’s label, who viewed “Palinoia” sometime in 2015 — stole his ideas for “Lemonade” … which started shooting at the end of 2015.
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