Desire: The Carl Craig Story
World Premiere

Desire: The Carl Craig Story

Feature | Switzerland, UK | 90 MINUTES | English, French, Spanish | English subtitles
Documentary, Music, Biography, Black & African American Diaspora Stories

Genre-defying music producer Carl Craig bridges elements within the spectrum of electronic music. He plays with notes from techno to jazz, not to mention he gathers audiences at night clubs and all the way to Carnegie Hall. Moving between dance floors in Detroit, London, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and all over the world, Desire: The Carl Craig Story tells a story of an artist whose music tells a story all of its own — one of struggle and joy in the city of Detroit, all while bringing techno music far beyond what the world ever expected. 

Told through Craig himself as well as the legions of artists that have played a part in his meteoric rise, Desire: The Carl Craig Story beautifully and boldly captures Carl’s extraordinary journey through music and beyond. Fans will recognize names like Gilles Peterson, Moodymann, Laurent Garnier, DJ Minx and more, but everyone will be captivated by the personality and perseverance that shines through in his music, putting Carl’s story in conversation with some of the most pioneering artists working today.––Casey Baron

After the Premiere Screening: Musical selection by Carl Craig.

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Jean-Cosme Delaloye
Jean-Cosme Delaloye
Dan Wechsler, Andreas Roald
Jean-Cosme Delaloye
Fábio Erdos
Kenneth Wachtel
Jorge Sierra
Featuring Original Music by
Carl Craig
Music Editors
Mirko Loko, Ladislav Agabekov
Carl Craig, Laurent Garnier, DJ Minx, Kenny Larkin, Roni Size, Jon Dixon

Print Source
Dan Wechsler
Bord Cadre films
Geneva, 1204
Phone: +41794119387
Press Contact
Theo Dumont
Infamous PR
Los Angeles, CA 90504
Phone: 818 943 7876
International Sales Contact
Federica Pugliese
Sovereign Film Distribution
Cobham, KT11 3EP
Phone: +44 203 940 7600
US Sales Contact
Lowell Shapiro
Black Box Management
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 424 258 4204
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