The Beat

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The Beat is a 2003 drama written and directed by Brandon Sonnier and was screened at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. At 20 years of age, Sonnier was the youngest director to have a feature film debut at the Sundance Film Festival. read more

The Beat is a 2003 drama written and directed by Brandon Sonnier and was screened at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. At 20 years of age, Sonnier was the youngest director to have a feature film debut at the Sundance Film Festival. The previous record was held by Robert Rodriguez for El Mariachi. With limited release on Showtime, Black STARZ, and Encore in 2005, the film became an underground hip hop cult-classic, supported by a cast of internationally recognized rap artists such as Chino XL, Tak (Styles of Beyond) and Coolio, as well as Def Poetry Jam's Steve Connell. The film's star, Rahman Jamaal also wrote and produced the film's hip hop soundtrack.

Original Release

08/16/2005

Cast

Directors

Brandon Sonnier

Writers

Brandon Sonnier

Cast

Producers

Ken Arnold Executive Producer
Ruth Arnold Executive Producer
Ryan R. Johnson Producer
Jason Peterson Producer
Ryan Seashore Producer
Brandon Sonnier Producer
Tyler Soper Producer
Scott Speer Producer
Sean E. Williams Producer

Editors

John Randle

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