I’ve had the pleasure of working on set with Terence Nance (the director of this film) as well as Matthew Bray (the Director of Photography) for unrelated projects, and I first saw this film about a year ago. It threw me for a loop as it was like nothing I’ve ever really seen, and I remember calling up a friend I hadn’t spoken to in awhile, just because I thought he needed to see it. After circulating through various film festivals (including Sundance) it ended up being picked up by Jay Z, Dream Hampton, and Wyatt Cenac. Not a shabby group of executive producers, but it was easy to see why they took an interest. It’s an honest, vulnerable exploration by Terence, and the film’s parameters (it’s true, but it’s not something you want to call a documentary) seemed revolutionary.
I’ll be interviewing Terence (and perhaps I’ll put that link here) but mostly I just want everyone to go see this film!