A rapper lands a million-dollar contract with the biggest label—everything is set for his ‘American Dream’, but he throws it away by betraying his bandmate. He falls into a pit of sorrow, sells and uses drugs, and lives a dissolute life that repeatedly lands him in jail. Then, after a 10-year hiatus he re-appears as a Christian minister and rapper and tries to live a righteous life. This is the story of a promising artist with talent beyond his years, of giving into temptation, and of a man’s attempt at redemption and a musical comeback.
About The Artist
Gabriel Waddington is a filmmaker and film historian. He is currently finishing his documentary on former Hieroglyphics member and ‘Golden Age’ rapper Extra Prolific (Snupe). Gabriel’s research interests include 5th Generation Chinese filmmakers, sound theory in cinema, post-war Italian cinema, the films of Seijun Suzuki, and hip-hop culture. Gabriel has directed and shot several short films, one of which was screened at the 2016 Ryerson Faculty Conference.
The DOC NOW Festival celebrates the work of established and
emerging documentary practitioners from Ryerson University's
Master of Fine Arts program in Documentary Media. Established in 2007,
Ryerson's Documentary Media program is the only MFA degree program
in Canada dedicated to developing tomorrow's documentary filmmakers
and visual artists. The program contributes to Canada's world-renowned
reputation for excellence in documentary by nurturing new talent and
fostering innovative critical approaches.