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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

Special Screenings

World Premiere

USA | 82 MINUTES | English |


Documentary, Music
From director Justin Krook and producers Matthew Weaver and David Gelb (Chef’s Table, TFF 2015; Jiro Dreams of Sushi, TFF 2011) comes an energetic and fast-paced bio-doc that examines the story behind one of the most prolific and well-known DJs working today: Steve Aoki. Following Aoki in the lead-up to the biggest show of his career, Krook sheds light on the complex driving forces behind his passion and seemingly inhuman drive, chief among them Rocky Aoki: daredevil showman, Benihana restaurant tycoon, and Steve's absent father. Candid interviews with Steve and those closest to him, footage from his epic shows and a cavalcade of personal photos chart Steve’s journey from starting a music label out of his college dorm to the seminal DIM MAK Tuesdays and ultimately to headlining the biggest music festivals in the world. I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead is a revealing portrait of Aoki’s quest to define his own legacy while raising his craft to ever-higher levels.

—Marina Hanna

Read an interview with Steve Aoki on the fears and excitement that came from getting personal in I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, at


Directed by Justin Krook

Drawing inspiration from his former experience in the music video world, Justin Krook brings his unique storytelling style to the screen in his first feature film I'll Sleep When I'm Dead. Krook is currently co-president and creative director at the production and entertainment marketing company City Room Creative.
Justin Krook
Matthew Weaver, David Gelb, Matt Colon, Happy Walters
Nicole Vaskell, Aaron Naar, Justin Krook
Michael Dwyer
Executive Producer
Michael J. Mailis, Hajime Inoue, Joanna Shaw
Duncan Thum
Nick Stern, Susan Wrubel, Yuuki Matsuzawa


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Christine D'Souza
Endeavor Content
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Print Source
Justin Krook
City Room Creative
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 323 272 3055
US Sales Contact
Christine D'Souza
Endeavor Content
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310 859 4521
Press Contact
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New York, 10036
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Press Contact
Todd Nickels
Phone: 212 774 3685