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Synopsis

808 is a documentary film about the inspiring story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. It's the tale of the birth of electronic music, and how one small machine changed the musical landscape forever... by accident. It's the story of a sound that has been embraced by the world's top producers and performers, and has been name-checked on a whole host of hit records. Associated with numerous musical styles crossing both time and genre, its defining sounds are as relevant now as they ever have been. It defined hip hop and modern dance culture and its sound continues to deliver dancefloor-smashing beats today.
SXSW 2015 - World premiere

Details

Year
2015
Type of film
Features
Running Time
107 mins
Director
Alex Dunn
Producer
Arthur Baker, Alex Dunn, Craig Kallman, Alex Noyer
Co-Producer
Matthew Jarman
Executive Producer
Alex Noyer
Editor
Stuart Birchall, Alex Dunn, Matthew Jarman
Screenwriter
Luke Bainbridge, Alex Dunn
Director of Photography
Stuart Birchall, Claudio Rietti
Sound
Matthew Jarman
Principal Cast
Damon Albarn, Arthu Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, Jellybean Benítez

Production Company

UK, US, Japan, Finland, Belgium coproduction

You Know Films (US), Atlantic Films (US), You Know Ltd. (UK)

You Know Ltd.
14 Baltic Street East
London
EC1Y 0UJ
+44 (0)20 7253 8788
hello@youknow.co.uk
http://youknow.co.uk/

Sales
Company

Abramorama
Richard Abramowitz
+1 914 273 9545
richard@abramorama.com