Hydration

Spotlight Documentary

World Premiere

FEATURE | USA | 79 MINUTES

HYDRATION

Documentary

For years, Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams desired to create something that would unite his community for the common good. In 2019, he did just that, by bringing the ground-breaking Something In The Water Festival to his hometown. Hydration tells the behind-the-scenes story of how the festival, focused on making change and spreading positivity, came together—through intimate backstage footage, interviews with residents and festival attendees, and exhilarating live performances by legendary music artists Jay-Z, Missy Elliot, Usher, and others.

The film brings to life what the festival meant to the community—an opportunity to grow in new ways, to empower people of all ages to make their voices heard, and to galvanize citizens to be soldiers for good, not only in their local communities, but all over the world.—Deborah Rudolph


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Mimi Valdés

For over 25 years, award-winning multi-hyphenate (producer, director, chief creative officer, writer, editor, speaker) Mimi Valdés has championed the inclusion of diversity within pop culture. A proud alumna of New York University’s journalism program, the native New Yorker resides in Brooklyn with her husband.

Director
Mimi Valdés
Producer
Pharrell Williams, Mimi Valdés, Jerry Kolber, Adam "Tex" Davis
Cinematographer
Joe Gabriel
Editor
Neal Usatin
Composer
The Neptunes
Executive Producer
Michael Rapino, Ryan Kroft
Co-Producer
Shani Saxon, Laila Kabbaj
Cast
Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Pusha T, Dave Grohl, Snoop Dogg & More

CONTACTS

International Sales Contact
Jad Dayeh
WME
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310 859 4152
JDayeh@wmeagency.com
Press Contact
Amanda Silverman
Lede Company
New York, NY 10013
Amanda.Silverman@ledecompany.com
US Sales Contact
Jad Dayeh
WME
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310 859 4152
JDayeh@wmeagency.com
Print Source
Jerry Kolber
Atomic Entertainment
New York, NY 10002
Phone: 646 339 2844
jerry.kolber@thisisatomic.com