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

Hot Sugar's Cold World

Thursday, March 19
2:00PM - 3:27PM

Stateside Theatre
719 Congress Ave


A fly-on-the-wall look into the life of a modern-day Mozart, Nick Koenig (Hot Sugar) as he creates one-of-a-kind music made entirely out of sounds from the world around him. Nick lives every young musician’s dream, but when his internet- famous girlfriend, Rapper/Singer Kitty goes on tour and they split, he flies to Paris where he grew up, to move on with his life, while hunting for increasingly unique and exotic sounds to sample and turn into beats. Through his journey, Hot Sugar goes on some crazy adventures, meets some fascinating people and learns what it takes to survive as an artist.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 87min

Director: Adam Bhala Lough

Executive Producer: Danny McBride, Jody Hill

Producer: David Gordon Green, Hunter Stephenson

Sound Designer: Nick Koenig

Music: Hot Sugar

Principal Cast: Jim Jarmusch, Kool A.D., Heems, Dapwell, Kitty, Martin Starr, Shelby Fero, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Nick Koenig, Rachel Trachtenburg


A Spirit Award nominated writer/director and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s Top 25 Independent Filmmakers to Watch, Lough moves comfortably between Narratives and Documentaries. This is his 3rd music documentary after The Carter (Lil Wayne) and The Upsetter (Lee "Scratch" Perry).

Public Film Contact
Adam Bhala Lough
Hot Sugar Project LLC

Publicity Contact
Brandon James



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