BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober
International documentary

The Great Hip Hop Hoax

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Great Hip Hop Hoax
Storbritannia / 2013 / 1 t. 33 min.
LANGUAGE:
Engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Ingen
CAST:
Gavin Bain, Billy Boyd
DIRECTOR:
Jeanie Finlay
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Roger Knott-Fayle
PRODUCER:
Jeanie Finlay, Al Murow
TEMA:
Musikk
Chasing the American dream

THE GREAT HIP HOP HOAX is the story of two Scottish rappers who were ridiculed at record company auditions and nicknamed 'the rapping Proclaimers'. Tired of being unsuccessful, they reinvented themselves as Californians, and suddenly their popularity skyrocketed, resulting in a contract with Sony. Amid MTV performances, debauched celebrity shindigs and performances for Eminem's UK tour, the duo had to fake an American accent every waking hour. This highly entertaining documentary is the unraveling of the lie that both created and cost them their careers.

 

Jeanie Finlay

JEANIE FINLAY is a British director and producer, specializing in documentary film. Among her films we find such titles as TEENLAND (2007), GOTH CRUISE (2008), NOTTINGHAM LACE (2010) and SOUND IT OUT (2011).