2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22


Friday, March 20
3:45PM - 5:31PM

Alamo Lamar A
1120 S Lamar Blvd

808 is an inspirational story of the Roland TR808 drum machine and how its ground-shaking beats changed the musical world.

Its sound transcends countries and musical genres, in turn inspiring countless artists and producers, giving them an iconic sound from which to build upon.

Even if you don't know the 808 by name, you know its sound. It's everywhere, even now. 808 reveals the stories of the world famous artists, producers and most importantly the hit music to which the 808 was key, offering a cross section of personal experiences about the development of musical genres from around the world.

And 808 reveals why, after only three years of production, the 808 befell an untimely demise.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 106min

Director: Alexander Dunn

Executive Producer: Alex Noyer

Producer: Alex Noyer, Alexander Dunn, Craig Kallman

Screenwriter: Alexander Dunn, Luke Bainbridge

Cinematographer: Claudio Rietti, Stuart Birchall

Editor: Alexander Dunn, Matthew Jarman, Stuart Birchall

Additional Credits: Producer & Co-Executive Producer: Arthur Baker for Re-Covered Content Limited, Co Producer: Matthew Jarman, Associate Producer: Sarah Pinchemain, Sound Supervisor: Matthew Jarman, Sound Mix: Sam Burden

Principal Cast: Afrika Bambaataa, The Beastie Boys, Pharrell Williams, Questlove, Phil Collins, Rick Rubin, Diplo, New Order, David Guetta, Damon Albarn


Alexander Dunn is a filmmaker based in London, UK, working in film, television and advertising as a director, producer and editor for over a decade.

808 is his first documentary feature as a director, having previously created film and programming for a number of clients and broadcasters including Sky Television, PBS and MTV.

Sales Agent: Richard Abramowitz

Public Film Contact
Alex Noyer
You Know Films

Publicity Contact
Jordan Frazes



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