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The Man from Mo'Wax (aka Artist and Repertoire)

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The extraordinary life and career of underground DJ icon, music producer, and global trip hop mogul, James Lavelle. The story of one teenager’s ambition to passionately pursue creating quality music at any cost, and the friendships, fall outs, successes and failures that come with it.
Spanning three decades, with exclusive access to personal home footage, this is a rare opportunity to watch a boy become a man in the world of music. Witnessing him experience a whirlwind journey of personal and professional highs and lows, from the rapid rise of his record label Mo'Wax, to becoming a millionaire by the age of 21 and forming the super band UNKLE, with DJ Shadow.
A profile of one man's constant battle between art and commerce and how to survive as he continually strives for more.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2016 - Sonic Strand


Type of film
Running Time
109 mins
Multiformat - mastered digitally at HD
Matthew Jones 1st Feature
M J McMahon, Brian A. Hoffman, Matthew Jones
Executive Producer
Jay Hoffman, Mary Burke, Kirsty Bell
Alec Rossiter
Director of Photography
Morgan Spencer
Tom Foster, Liam Paton
Liam Paton, James Lavelle
Principal Cast
James Lavelle, DJ Shadow, Ian Brown, 3D (Massive Attack), Josh Homme, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Krush, Thom Yorke, Badly Drawn Boy, Jarvis Cocker
Head Archive Researcher
Lee Holmes; Archive Researchers

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Last updated 26th September 2016

Production Company

M J McMahon
36C Junction Road
N19 5RD
+44 (0)20 7686 7193

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