Time is Illmatic

Gala

World Premiere

USA | 74 MINUTES

TIME IS ILLMATIC

Documentary, Music, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
Multimedia artist One9's documentary follows the trajectory of Nas’ 1994 landmark debut album, Illmatic, one of the most important and revolutionary albums in hip hop. Even 20 years after its release, Illmatic is widely recognized as a hip-hop benchmark that captured the sociopolitical outlook, enduring spirit and collective angst of a generation of young artists searching for their voice in America. Tracing Nas’s influences from the music of his jazz musician father, Olu Dara, to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in his native Queensbridge, Time is Illmatic describes the almost insurmountable obstacles he faced in creating his opus, providing an authentic and passionate account of Nas’s personal journey from a young street poet to a visionary MC.

-Cara Cusumano

This film is co-presented by:


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by One9

One9 is an award-winning multimedia artist, director, producer, and editor. He edited the PBS documentary short, Can’t Hold Me Back and the feature documentary, Lucky. As a visual artist, One9 was selected by the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to create an original series of paintings that are presented to the musicians who perform at the arena. Time is Illmatic is One9’s directorial debut.
Director
One9
Screenwriter
Erik Parker
Producer
Erik Parker, One9, Anthony Saleh
Editor
David Zieff, One9, John Kane U$A
Associate Producer
Martha Diaz
Cinematographer
Frank Larson
Composer
B. Satz
Additional Cinematography
Ben Kutchins, Ari Issler, David Joseph
Camera Operators
Eddie Ojeda, Nicola Benizzi, One9 (Super 8), John David Devirgiliis, Jon Beatty (Steadicam), Brian Outland, Earl Jordan, Malik TK, Jackson Glasgow, Malik Buie
1st Assistant Camera
Nicalena Iovino, Kevin Akers, Cornelia Klapper, Noelle Kandigian, George Tur
1st Assistant, Camera
Nicalena Iovino, Kevin Akers, Cornelia Klapper, Noelle Kandigian, George Tur
Audio Supervisor
Donny Tam
Sound Mixers
Ryan Haffey, Danny Nigel, Daniel Powell, Frank Coakley

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Kia Muhammad
Tribeca Film Festival
New York, 10013
Phone: 646 722 9031
kmuhammad@TribecaFilmFestival.org
Print Source
Erik Parker
Illa Films
Bloomfield, 07003
Phone: 917 855 0294
erik.illafilms@gmail.com
US Sales Contact
Dan Braun
Submarine
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212 625 1410
dan@submarine.com
International Sales Contact
David Koh
Submarine
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 646 673 5163
dk@submarine.com