2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

I Go Back Home - Jimmy Scott

Tuesday, March 15
4:30PM - 6:09PM


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In "I go back home - Jimmy Scott" we meet the German music producer Ralf Kemper, who takes on the journey to produce a record with the almost forgotten jazz icon Jimmy Scott, who is publicly unknown, but in informed quarters perceived to be a musical legend. Ralf wanted to realize this project ever since he had heard Jimmy‘s voice singing for the first time 30 years ago. But it took a personal tragedy to finally put his thoughts into action. Meeting Jimmy Scott at the age of 85 years living secluded and chairbound after an accident in Las Vegas Ralf was shocked by Jimmy‘s surprisingly bad health condition. Will he be able to put his plan into reality?

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: Germany, Korea, Republic of, United States
Language: English, German
Year: 2016
Runtime: 99min

Director: Yoon-ha Chang

Producer: Donna Hall, Andrei Filip, Ralf Kemper, Yoon-ha Chang

Screenwriter: Yoon-ha Chang, Florian Siebert

Cinematographer: Yoon-ha Chang, Fabian Koch, Florian Siebert

Editor: Yoon-ha Chang, Florian Siebert

Sound Designer: Tom Blankenberg, Torus Studios

Music: Ralf Kemper, Mark Joggerst

Principal Cast: Jimmy Scott, Quincy Jones, Joe Pesci, Ralf Kemper, David Sanborn, Gregoire Maret, David Ritz, James Moody, Tommy Li Puma, Rene Olstead


Yoon-ha Chang is of Korean parentage, but was born and raised in Duesseldorf, Germany. He studied Astronomy and Computer Science at the University of Bonn and founded his first film production company in 2000. He has directed and produced several fiction movies, short films, documentaries and commercials.

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Donna Hall
Sine Qua Non Music Inc.
(805) 402-0789

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