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SPOTLIGHT

AS I AM: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DJ AM

Directed by Kevin Kerslake
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 102 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE AS I AM: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DJ AM
"Adam Goldstein was friend to many in the '90s L.A. party scene, where he threw himself into a newfound life as DJ AM. Overcoming several obstacles, including a troubled familial relationship and various addictions, DJ AM quickly rose to the top of the music industry. A pioneer of the mashup movement, he became one of the most recognizable DJs in the world. However, he remained haunted by the demons of his past. After cheating death in a plane crash, a subsequent overdose lead to his untimely death.

Director Kevin Kerslake presents a rousing portrait of an artist driven by passion and swallowed by fame. In detailing his meteoric rise and tragic demise, Kerslake intersperses interviews with some of the biggest names in music including Mark Ronson, Steve Aoki, Jazzy Jeff, and more, who testify to the excellence and influence of AM's deejay career. No voice is more powerful than AM's own as he posthumously narrates the film, always making clear his understanding that any day might be his last.

—Loren Hammonds "
Drama, Documentary, Music
About the Director(s)
Kevin Kerslake is one of the handful of directors responsible for forging the visual identity of the MTV generation. He has directed award-winning music videos for Nirvana, Green Day, R.E.M., the Rolling Stones, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, along with scores of live concerts and music docs.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2015
  • Length:
    102 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Co-Producer:
    John Beug, Kate Franklin, Scott Pascucci, Kevin Scott, Jonathan Shecter
  • Cast:
    Adam Goldstein (aka DJ AM), Mark Ronson, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Steve Aoki, Jon Favreau, Diplo
  • Producer:
    Robert Bruce, Dan Franklin, Kevin Kerslake, Joel Marcus
  • Cinematographer:
    Kevin Kerslake
  • Screenwriter:
    Kevin Kerslake
  • Editor:
    Joel Marcus
  • Executive Producer:
    Andrea Gross, Todd Andrew Alstrup, Sacha Cohen, Balthazar Getty, Noel Lohr, Cheryl Horner Sirulnick
  • Director:
    Kevin Kerslake
  • Associate Producer:
    Olivia Barash, Butch Mayo, Seven McDonald

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