Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Playground

 Image via Hoaxville

Sure, this short documentary is blessed with a conveniently cracking name, but that’s definitely not all that’s going for it. Up and coming Australian director Glendyn Ivin (Last Ride) was approached by Burn to make, ‘…an unconventional urban musician, somewhere in the world…”

Ivin eloquently describes on his blog Hoaxville (a beauty in its own right), how he came to find Philadelphian musician Julius Wright a.k.a Lyrical God on YouTube, before tracking him down on Facebook to ask if he’d like to be part of a documentary. From Sydney to the streets of South Philly, that’s social media for you.

The result is a truly remarkable documentary, a gorgeously shot and a quietly evocative portrait of Wright’s unique tapping and rapping talent.


Playground from Glendyn Ivin on Vimeo.


Published on Concrete Playground

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