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
Editing companyCut+Run
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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