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Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke


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.


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

Director Bio


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.


Public Film Contact

Jillian Mayer
Borscht Corp.


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