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Artist and Repertoire (aka The Man From UNKLE)

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Documentary charting the extraordinary life and career of underground DJ icon, music producer, and global trip hop mogul, James Lavelle.
The story of one teenager’s ambition to passionately pursue creating quality music at any cost, and the friendships, fall outs, successes and failures that come with it.
Spanning three decades, with exclusive access to personal home footage, we get the rare opportunity to watch a boy become a man in the world of music. Witnessing him experience a whirlwind journey of personal and professional highs and lows. From the rapid rise of his record label Mo'Wax, to becoming a millionaire by the age of 21 and forming the super band UNKLE, with DJ Shadow.
A profile of one man's constant battle between art and commerce and how to survive as he continually strives for more. http://


Type of film
Running Time
110 mins
Multiformat - mastered digitally at HD
Matthew Jones 1st Feature
M J McMahon, Brian A. Hoffman, Matthew Jones
Executive Producer
Jay Hoffman, Kirsty Bell
Alec Rossiter
Director of Photography
Morgan Spencer
Tom Foster, Liam Paton
Liam Paton, James Lavelle
Principal Cast
James Lavelle, DJ Shadow, Ian Brown, 3D (Massive Attack), Josh Homme, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Krush, Thom Yorke, Badly Drawn Boy, Jarvis Cocker
Head Archive Researcher
Lee Holmes
Archive Researcher
Talisa Oberoi, Henrietta Lee

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Last updated 23rd March 2016

Production Company

MH McMahon
Studio 16, 2nd Floor
23-28 Penn Street
N1 5DL
+44 (0)20 7739 3319

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