The A&E Network has signed up for a feature documentary about All the Dirty Bastards, a late founding member of the leading hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan.
The film is titled Biography: Ol ‘Dirty BastardCo-directed by Sam Pollard (MLK / FBI, Citizen AsheAnd son of Pollard, editor Jason Pollard (Get me Roger Stone, Beachin ‘: The Sound and Fury of Rick James) A&E promises to give Russell Jones a “specific” view of the born performer, created in collaboration with ODB’s estate, and “access to an previously unseen personal archive shot by his wife Iselin Jones and access to his closest friends and family.” Featured 6
“This culture-defined specialty,” says A&E, “makes ODB humane as a man, a father and a husband.” Never before has that ODB provided an intimate picture of life and its lasting impact on music and culture. “
The film is being produced by Pulse Films, Four Screen and The Ol ‘Dirty Bastard Estate, and focuses on ODB’s solo career, “from his first album release in 1995 to his untimely departure from drug overdose in 2004,” according to one release. A celebration of his artistry and legacy, the documentary provides an uninterrupted view of the complexities of his life, including addiction, adultery, fame, mental illness, contingent wealth, race and criminal justice, and the question of how complex the media is. Was hastening death. “
“I’m thrilled to be able to tell my husband the whole story,” Iselin Jones said in a statement. “Through this documentary, the world will know about son, husband, father and artist. I’m proud of the team we’ve formed, including my production partners Nicole Beckett and Messiah Jacobs and our management team Pollards at Pulse, Four Screen. “
Sam Bridger, executive producer of Pulse Films, noted, “ODB has completely redefined what it means to be an MC. A genius who survived and breathed new life into his industry. We are thrilled to have Sam and Jason Pollard on board The perfect filmmaker for storytelling. No one will ever be like ODB and we are grateful to his family and friends for inviting us into his world. “
Despite his confession, ODB died just two days after his 36th birthdayM Birthday, accidental drug overdose. A music writer described him as the “loose cannon” of the U-Tang group, adding that he performed his “extremely impure, free-consistent rhymes in a distinct half-rapped, half-singing style … ODB came as a mixture of gonzo.” Humorous relief and not stable enough. ” His former U-Tang bandmate RZA called him an “observer … a scientist and a young prophet.”
“Biography: Ol ‘Dirty Bastard Will present the audience with the untold story of the man and the musician, “commented Elaine Fronten Bryant, head of programming at EVP and A&E. “[He] It has had a huge cultural impact in just a few years. “
The upcoming documentary is produced by FourScreens for Pulse Films and the A&E Network. Directed by Sam Pollard and Jason Pollard. Sam Bridger and Diane Petrol are the executive producers and Louis Moll is the producer of Pulse Films. Messia Jacobs, Nicole Beckett and Iselin Jones worked as executive producers representing Four Screen and All ‘Dirty Bastard Estates. Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Abramson are the executive producers of the A&E Network. Worldwide distribution rights for A + E networks Biography: Ol ‘Dirty Bastard.