Luke Bather - 24th July 2017

Rohan Blair-Mangat paints a picture of Jamaican art and culture in this short documentary-style clip for Jay-Z.

Bam sees Damian Marley give Jay-Z a tour of the music culture of his homeland in this beautifully shot portrait film - including a visit to Tuff Gong, the legendary Kingston-based studio where his father Bob recorded his albums. 

Mixing candid shots, interviews and more composed and choreographed moments, the promo sees Jay-Z continue his recent prolific output while also testing the boundaries of the music video format. The narrative is compelling and whilst the song soimetimes takes a back seat, the audience is gaining a deeper understanding of its roots.

PRO Credits


DirectorRohan Blair-Mangat
ProducerNatan Schottenfels
Production CompanyIconoclast
Creative ConsultantInga Veronique
Executive ProducerNatan Schottenfels
Executive ProducerFrancesco Colombo
Director's Rep (US)Jamie Rabineau
Director of PhotographyJoshua James Richards
EditorSam Ostrove
ColouristHoumam Abdallah
Grading companyMPC
Other creditsMix: Jonathan Wales (Wildfire) Conform: Gizmo Rivera Line Producer : Carleene Samuels 1st AC: Matthew Sanderson 2nd AC: Ezra Tomlinson Steadicam: Ramon Engle AD: Garreth Daley Sound: Sheldon Turnbul Gaffer: Alvin Fletcher BB Electric: Sherwayne Garrison Swing: Kevin Waite Drone: Nikoli Yap Production Manager: Lisa Smith Office: Amanda Roth, Marvin Martinez, Marcella Pleas PAs: Alex Moore, Marlon Hurad, Jordan Samuels, Rand Francis DIT: Gawayne Walker Dailies: Twain Richardson Craft: Leroy Catering: Yvone Williams Drivers: Albert Francis, George Smith, Devon Reid, Michael Ferguson Camera house: Eastside Camera Services Special Thanks: Colin Weise , Dave Susser, Terry Huynh , Lecia-Gaye Taylor, Courtney White, Doreen Crujeiras, Marie Bruce and all at Tuff Gong

Luke Bather - 24th July 2017

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