Devil's Pie — D'Angelo

Spotlight Documentary

World Premiere

Netherlands, UK, USA | 85 MINUTES | English |


Documentary, Music
An intimate and revealing portrait of a legend-in-the-making, Devil’s Pie—D’Angelo buzzes with the soulful intensity of its subject, Grammy Award winning R&B artist D’Angelo. Never-before-seen live footage and painfully honest interviews combine to present this once larger-than-life superstar at his most vulnerable. The film traces the unexpected path of D’Angelo’s career and personal life, from his meteoric rise to his sudden disappearance and 14 year absence from the public eye.

Following him as he mounts a wildly successful comeback tour, director Carine Bijlsma has crafted a remarkably energizing film, buoyed by an amazing soundtrack. With appearances from D’Angelo’s friends and collaborators including Questlove and Dave Chappelle, along with some eye-popping performance footage and revealing home video footage, Bijlsma gets to the heart of a sometimes enigmatic man. Sure to be heralded as a quintessential music documentary, the film finds D’Angelo at a crossroads, haunted by his past while marching defiantly into an uncertain future.

—Loren Hammonds


Directed by Carine Bijlsma

Carine Bijlsma is a Dutch filmmaker who specializes in music documentaries. Her films give a true insight in a musician’s life, with a rare intimacy that feels as if there is no camera present and a sincere look in the lives of the musician, their music, struggles, and creative process.
Carine Bijlsma
Mira Mendel, René Mendel, Julia Nottingham, Thomas Benski, Lucas Ochoa, Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker
Carine Bijlsma
Carine Bijlsma
Yael Bitton, Annelotte Medema
Executive Producer
Michael K. Shen, Michael Y. Chow, Alan Leeds, Kevin Liles, Josh Klein
D'Angelo, Questlove, Alan Leeds


International Sales Contact
Mark Ankner
Endeavor Content
New York, NY 10010
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Print Source
Interakt Productions
Interakt Productions
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US Sales Contact
Mark Ankner
Endeavor Content
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 310 866 0211
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Tribeca Film Festival
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