A modern Miami adaptation of the 1962 French short film 'La Jetee', the film recounts Luke's (Uncle Luke, legendary rapper from the hip-hop group 2 Live Crew) rise to fame as he changes the face of hip-hop and fights for first amendment rights- and later as he ushers Miami into a golden era of peace and prosperity as Mayor.
Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke
Director(s): Jillian Mayer, Lucas Leyva
Executive Producer(s): Evan Rosenfeld, Andrew Hevia, Dennis Scholl
Producer(s): Jillian Mayer, Lucas Leyva, Nick Orsini
Screenwriter(s): Lucas Leyva
Cinematographer: Jonathan Kane
Editor(s): Lucas Leyva
Production Designer: Jillian Mayer
Sound Designer: Cory Czajkowski, Diego Meza Valdes
Music: Michael-John Hancock, Brian Robertson
Additional Credits: Production Manager: Ana Trevino
Principal Cast: Luther Campbell, Elizabeth Sky, Jennifer Lopez, Carlos Rigau, Eric Shoenborn, Nick Ducassi, Shira Abergel, Sylvester the Kat Man, Lucas Leyva, Jillian Mayer
Mayer\Leyva (based in Miami, FL) together have created video works that have shown at Guggenheim Museums all over the world. Their music videos have premiered on Stereogum, NME, Vice and Rolling Stone and have been named to various year-end Top 10 video lists, including IFC. Short films have played at Sundance, Cannes, Slamdance, Tribeca.
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