Running Time: 76min
Film Year: 2015
Category: Jordan Alexander Ressler Screenwriting Competition, Reel Music
Pete is a Brooklyn DJ and musician waiting for the big break that will allow him to focus full-time on his music and quit his day-job delivering beer for his girlfriend Becca’s father. When Pete finds his way into the world of beatboxing and begins to get traction under the mentorship of the lovely signer Rye, it seems that his moment to shine is just around the corner. Nothing comes easily, however, especially since Pete’s immersion in this new subculture causes serious friction with Becca.
Beatboxing is a thrilling genre, with roots in early ’80s hip-hop. Using only their mouths, b-boxers provide both the vocals and the instrumentation to their creations simultaneously. In the past fifteen years, a new wave of beatbox stars has swelled through the internet, and any strong beatboxing competition is full of jaw-dropping, joyful wonderment at the skills and inventiveness on show. In Beatbox, first-time writer-director Andrew Dresher has sourced some of the genre’s fiercest talents so as to imbue his film withauthenticity. As with 8 Mile, our hero’s suspenseful rise from underdog status to a national finalist makes for an adrenalized fist-pump of a story—one with a soundtrack that you won’t want to stop. – Jaie Laplante
This film is also a part of the Reel Music film series.
This film is preceded by the short film Tracks
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Director: Andrew Dresher
Producer: Andrew Dresher, Jon Furay, Adam Penenberg, Chip Hourihan
Screenwriter: Andrew Dresher
Music: Cruz the Dynamic, Dante Davinci
Cinematographer: Justin Lee Stanley
Editor: Christopher Branca