Dark City Beneath the Beat

"Dark City Beneath The Beat" is an audiovisual experience that defines the soundscape of Baltimore city. Inspired by an all original Baltimore club music soundtrack, the film spotlights local club artists, DJs, dancers, producers, and Baltimore’s budding creative community as they are realizing their life dreams. Rhythmic and raw, these stories illustrate the unique characteristics of the city’s landscape and social climate through music, poetry, and dance. From the city’s social climate to its creative LGBTQ community, "Dark City Beneath The Beat" showcases Baltimore club music as a positive subculture in a city overshadowed by trauma, drugs, and violence.

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TT The Artist




Director: TT The Artist
Executive Producer: Rose DiFerdinando, TT The Artist
Producer:  Issa Rae, Deniese Davis, Astrid Curet
Cinematographer: Kirby Griffin
Editor: TT The Artist
Production Designer: Michael Metcalf
Sound Designer: Trailblazer Studios, TT The Artist, Mighty Mark
Music: Mighty Mark, TT The Artist
Principal Cast: Uneek, TT The Artist, Mighty Mark, Terry Wedington
Additional Credits: Camera Operator: Madeline Becker, Camera Operator: ATB Productions, Camera Operator: Nick Gorey, Camera Operator: Joey Malinski


Public Film Contact
Deniese Davis
Publicity Contact
Vanessa Anderson
Sales Agent
Jessica Smith (UTA)
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary, Hybrid, Music, Musical
Screening Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 65 mins