Saturday, March 21
3:45PM - 5:31PM
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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
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
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