SCREENING: 10 November 2019 at 18:00
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Dir. Isaac Reeder, 2019, UK, 40 mins
LONDON PREMIERE + Q&A featuring the director
CHARITY EVENT (Doc'n Roll will donate its profits to The Hospice of St. Francis)
Music was in his blood. Growing up around like-minded individuals they set out to pioneer a whole new musical genre: Grime. From the streets of Bow, East London, to sold-out venues across the world, Shaun Lewis aka Stormin, touched countless lives through his words, his sound, and his very being. He started his career as an underground Grime artist then transitioning into one of the biggest Drum and Bass MC’s in the world, Stormin saw no bounds to his amazing career, until he was given news that would rock himself, his family and the music scene; he was diagnosed with cancer. During a sweeping journey from the depths of the underground music scene to a meteoric rise through the electronic music industry, Hype Master is an intimate, humanistic portrait that seeks to understand an artist who attempted to be all things to fans, friends and especially his family.
Preceded by short film WORLD PREMIERE Grime Waltham Forest
Dir. Justin Bayley, 2019, UK, 21 mins
This film focuses on the significant contributions made by local artists and producers to the creation of the genre back in the early '00s and features archive footage as well as interviews with Jammer, Chad 'Ratty' Stennett, DPower, Sharky Major, Coelle (aka Lady Fury), Bruza, Mizz Beats and Alex Boateng (aka Twin). The film was co-created by MVP Workshops and a group of 16-25-year-old filmmakers from the borough and beyond.
Doc’n Roll Film Festival is supported by the BFI using funds from the National Lottery to grow audience appetite and enjoyment for a wide range of independent British and international films.