(Official Theatrical Trailer 2014)
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The two directors Noël Dernesch and Moritz Springer, as well as cameraman Marcus Winterbauer (“Rhythm is it“), spent seven years shadowing two unique reggae artists – the German GENTLEMAN and Italian ALBOROSIE – on their search for authenticity away from western consumerist societies in the land of Rastafari and reggae: JAMAICA.
People they meet along the way include RICHIE STEPHENS, DAMIAN MARLEY and also NATTY – driver and friend of Gentleman, who offers them an uncluttered look into the daily struggle for survival, far removed from the picture-book image of the Caribbean island. Professor CAROLYN COOPER provides a contrasting intellectual insight into Jamaican politics and culture, while reggae stalwart JACK RADICS reveals some astonishing truths.
Finally, Dernesch and Springer run across upcoming Jamaican singer TERRY LYNN and follow her everyday life walking the streets of the ghettos of Kingston and also inside Berlin’s club scene.
Together with the protagonists we delve into a world where music is used as an outlet to confront poverty, criminality and a lack of prospects, but also one that is characterized by a deep and uplifting spiritual bond. A world about which Alborosie says, “God lives here. But Satan too.“ Welcome aboard the JOURNEY TO JAH!
JOURNEY TO JAH is a German-Swiss co-production from PORT AU PRINCE FILM & KULTUR PRODUKTION and PIXIU FILMS in cooperation with Karol Martesko-Fenster of THOUGHT ENGINE.
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DIRECTOR: Noël Dernesch, Moritz Springer
PRODUCER: René Römert, Jan Krüger
CO-PRODUCER: Laurin Merz
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Karol Martesko-Fenster
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: Oliver Rihs, Melanie Möglich, Noël Dernesch
SCRIPT: Moritz Springer, Noël Dernesch
SCRIPT EDITOR: Melanie Rohde
SCRIPT CONSULTANT: Melanie Möglich
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Marcus Winterbauer
ADDITIONAL CAMERA: Simon Guy Fässler, Felix Leiberg
SOUND: Moritz Springer
EDITORS: Michelle Barbin, Christoph Senn
ADDITIONAL EDITOR: Andreas Menn
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Steve Leonhardt
MUSIC: Beat Solèr
SOUND DESIGN: Patrick Böhler
TITLE GRAPHIC: Tim Jockel
TITLE SEQUENCE DESIGN: Ole Peters
PRODUCTION COORDINATION: Alexandra Kret
PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT: Caroline Euler
SERVICE PRODUCER JAMAICA: Natalie Thompson
SERVICE PRODUCTION: Cinecom Productions Limited
DRIVER JAMAICA: Devon Gayle
POSTPRODUCTION SUPERVISOR: Christian Wegehenkel
COLORIST: Benedict Hugendubel
SOUND MIX: Michael Kaczmarek
MIX STUDIO: K13
INSURANCE: Caninenberg & Shouten
LEGAL: Gregor Schmid, Taylor Wessing
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion
CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY: Pixiu Films