DUBFIRE: ABOVE GROUND LEVEL

World Premiere

DIRECTED BY Michael Koczynski, Mino Kodama

Country: USA
Language: English

Running Time: 77min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Soiree Series

Iranian-American Ali Shirazinia, aka Dubfire, is one half of the Grammy Award-winning duo known as Deep Dish and one of the most influential and innovative producer-DJs of our time. This documentary profile from Berlin-based directors Michael Koczynski and Mino Kodama traces Shirazinia’s wild journey from his Iranian childhood, which was thrown into turmoil by the 1979 Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War, to his emergence in the world of electronic dance music via the nightclubs of Washington, DC.

Featuring commentary from illustrious peers such as David Guetta, Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold and Ritchie Hawtin, Above Ground Level is an intimate and insightful look at one of the most dynamic forces in modern music.

This film is also featured in the 2017 Film Festival’s Knight Documentary Achievement Award and Reel Music Film Categories.

This film is available for purchase with The Standard Affair.

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credits

Director: Michael Koczynski, Mino Kodama
Producer: Arash Shirazi
Executive Producer: Arash Shirazi

Cinematographer: Michael Koczynski, Mino Kodama
Editor: Michael Koczynski, Mino Kodama

Subjects: DJ Credits: Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox, Carl Craig, Chris Liebing, Christian Smith, Danny Tenaglia, David Guetta, Guy Gerber, Hot Since 82, Joseph Capriati, Loco Dice, Marc Houle, Nervo, Oliver Huntemann, Pan-Pot, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Richie Hawtin, Sander Kleinenberg, Seth Troxler. Chefs: Albert Adria, Sergio Herman.Others: Arash Shirazi, Brother/Agent Rouhi Forghani, Dubfire Mom Ahmad Shirazinia, Dubfire, Dad Kurosh Nasseri, Dubfire Attorney

Michael Koczynski, Mino Kodama

Michael Koczynski is a Berlin-based designer and filmmaker. Above Ground Level: Dubfire (17) is his first film. Mino Kodama is a Berlin-based designer and filmmaker. Above Ground Level: Dubfire (17) is her first film.

Sponsors

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