Can't Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story

Gala

World Premiere

USA | 80 MINUTES

CAN'T STOP, WON’T STOP: THE BAD BOY STORY

Documentary, Music, First Time Filmmaker
In 1993, Sean "Diddy" Combs, aka Puff Daddy, founded Bad Boy Records, and in 2016, the Bad Boy Family reunited for the biggest homecoming in hip-hop history. Director Daniel Kaufman and Live Nation Productions share this raw and exclusive look behind the scenes at the history and legacy of Bad Boy through a complex portrait of the label's mastermind, Sean "Puffy" Combs, as he reunites his Bad Boy Family over the course of a frantic three week rehearsal period. As the biggest names of Bad Boy prepare to reunite, the film also looks back to trace the label's emergence in Harlem and Brooklyn, it's meteoric rise, the tragic killing of Biggie Smalls, and the lasting influence on music, fashion, marketing and culture- all while revealing the love and commitment that form the bonds between the Bad Boy family. This celebratory documentary culminates in the 2016 live performances at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center featuring iconic artists PUFF DADDY, LIL' KIM, MASE, FAITH EVANS, MARIO WINANS, 112, TOTAL, CARL THOMAS, and THE LOX.

—Cara Cusumano

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Daniel Kaufman

Daniel Kaufman has worked as a cinematographer in Los Angeles and England, as a documentarian in Haiti for Amnesty International on four human rights films, as well as a photographer for Atlantic Records. His short film, Oscar The Grouch, was a keynote piece at the Disjunctions New Media Festival and his photography has been exhibited at galleries in Los Angeles.
Director
Daniel Kaufman
Cinematographer
Daniel Kaufman
Editor
Luke Lynch, Paul Rogers, Armen Harootun
Composer
Miguel Atwood Ferguson
Executive Producer
Michael Rapino, Andre Harrell, Alex Avant
Producer
Heather Parry, p.g.a, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs
Co-Producer
Max Pollack, Brett Kincaid, Matthew Rowean
Additional Cinematography
Jordan Black
Documentary Line Producer
Cara Scott
Sound Supervisor
Thomas Wynn
Cast
Sean Diddy Combs aka Puff Daddy, Notorious B.I.G., Ma$e, Lil' Kim, Faith Evans, Total

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Sheri Goldberg
ID PR
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 646 723 3800
sgoldberg@id-pr.com
International Sales Contact
Mark Ankner
Endeavor Content
Beverly Hills , CA 90212
Phone: 310 285 9000
mankner@endeavorcontent.com
Print Source
Antonio Colón
Live Nation Productions
Beverly Hills, 90201
Phone: 310 209 6468
antoniocolon@livenation.com
US Sales Contact
Mark Ankner
Endeavor Content
Beverly Hills , CA 90212
Phone: 310 285 9000
mankner@endeavorcontent.com