We are excited to announce we are kicking off our Kickstarter campaign for our documentary – GOD SAID GIVE ‘EM DRUM MACHINES – the fundraising campaign will run from Monday October 22 through Wednesday, November 21, 2018.
God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines – the story of Detroit Techno. Starring Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May, this film depicts Detroit’s 1980s unsung African American community that created Techno music and how the business of music betrayed them. In the 70’s Detroit was struggling, but the club scene was thriving and everybody was dancing to disco music. Soon after, the innovative DJ culture set the stage for a group of friends to start tinkering with early electronic instruments. All of a sudden a new type of futuristic music was born taking the underground dance scene by storm.
Jennifer Washington, “We’ve been documenting the founding fathers of Techno music in the States and abroad for over the past 7 years. They’re Detroit’s best kept secret as they have been quietly exporting their products and services to audiences all over the world for the past 30 years. The stars of this film are considered gods overseas, but fail to get the same recognition here at home. They’re the “hidden figures” of the $7.1 billion dollar industry of Electronic Dance Music, which is now lead by the list of Forbes’ cash kings like: Calvin Harris, David Guetta, and Deadmaus to name a few. Most people nowadays have no idea that that Techno has Detroit origins or that black people have anything to do with this music.
It has been our personal mission to set the record straight by producing a documentary feature film, to bring this important, but overlooked part of black history to mainstream audiences.”
Straight out of the controversial, yet dynamic Motor City, Jennifer Washington was inspired as a child by her musical family. Today, Washington’s most pressing mission is to help uplift her hometown’s image in the media. As a film producer, she is exploring the expanse of Techno music and documenting its influence all over the world. Motor City native Kristian Hill is celebrated and respected as one of Detroit’s most talented creative professionals. Excelling as a filmmaker, videographer and rising director with more than 20 years of experience in the business, Kristian has long cast his own distinct glow in the Film, Video & Entertainment industries.
GOD SAID GIVE ‘EM DRUM MACHINES is a Washington Hill Pictures production. The film is directed by Kristian R. Hill, produced by Jennifer D. Washington and David Grandison Jr.
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