Born out of his Jamaica sound system roots, DJ Kool Herc changed the face of the planet in the 1970’s resourcefully creating something out of nothing called Hip-Hop. Heavy bass, scratching, break dancing, rap, graffiti art and dress code, mixing old flavours making new fresh statements are at the core of the culture’s expression. All of these component parts of HIP HOP, I love, live for and are the driving forces behind what drove me to write, produce, finance and direct my contribution to the culture called Hip Hop Cafe.
A short film for real HIP HOP heads globally, this one is for you. As far as I am aware a film like hasn’t existed until now. Have a watch, like it, share it, and hit me up if you want to see HOP CAFE 2
Written, directed and produced by Robbie Samuels superrocketman.com Producers: James Pearcey, Pranav Arya, Russell Would Line Producers: Romain Richard, Alex Olivares & Patrick Greene
Jack: Osy Ikhile Jenny: Carla Harrison-Hodge Marge: Shola Adewusi Bonita: Jenny Mayers Waitress: Ania Sowinski Waiter: Tom Haywood Chess Player: Tunji Falana Hov: Gary Beadle Mr Dobalina: Masashi Fujimoto Saxophone man: Miguel D’Oliveira Chef: Femi Houghton
Director of Photography: Andrew Kuchanny Production Designer: Vicky Hurley Editor: Paul Boobyer Costume Designer: Anne-Aurélie Pillet First Ad: Chris Malin Second Ad: Sam Bokma Gaffer: Jim Agnew Spark: Edward Hiscox
Production Assistants: Claire Nolan & Huw Edwards DIT: Henri Plint Prop Buyer: Felicity Wetherell 1st AC: Calvin Day 2nd AC: Abi Hurcomb Grip: Carl ’Lump’ Dunn Sound Recordist: Rowan October Wardrobe Assistant: Hanna Szirmai Makeup Artist: Jessica Goh Stills Photography: Cregg St. Rose Catering: Mamma & Honnie Tang
Titles and Credit Design: Mark One & Bentley Middlewick
Pre-Visualisation: Dan Sollis & Phil Trease
Time Based Arts
Post Producer: Sean Ewins Compositing: Jamie Crofts, Ralph Briscoe Additional Compositing: Linda Cieniawska Colourist: Jack McGinty
Sound Supervisor: Scott Marshall Re-Recording Mixer: Luke Hatfield Dialogue Editor: Vincenzo Bosa Sound Designer: Tom Joyce
Original Music by: Golden Kimono
Dedicated to Nick, a man that loved the music more than most.
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