Written and co-directed by the Jhené Aiko and Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip), “Trip” is a 23-minute short film which features original poetry from Aiko. The mini-movie is said to be a semi-autobiographical exploration of “love, loss, and self-discovery.
The film finds Aiko playing the role of Penny, who sparks a romantic relationship while struggling with memories of sadness, grief, and loss following her brother’s death.
Throughout the evocative movie, Jhené expresses herself through spoken word backed by her original music. In between drug-influenced moments, animated vignettes pop up, while Aiko’s poetry helps drive the narrative of self-discovery and letting go.