Directed by Jake Sumner and launched by Ravi Amaratunga Hitchcock, the two-part documentary charts the birth of a movement
Former Vice Media global executive producer and Channel 4 commissioner Ravi Amaratunga Hitchcock has launched the first project from his production company Pi Studios. The Jake Sumner-directed documentary explores the origins of house – from its beginnings in Chicago’s underground gay clubs to its global takeover. The two-part series features interviews with Nile Rodgers, Marshall Jefferson, Jesse Saunders, Chip E, Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley and Honey Dijon.
On the documentary, Channel 4’s Thom Gulseven told It’s Nice That, “The death of disco and the birth of house is such an incredible story that is as relevant to the music culture today as it was then.”
“It’s been great work with Pi Studios on new ways of telling such an iconic story, from mid-form episodes for All 4, right down to 15 second documentary cut downs that can extend the reach of the project as far as possible.”
Check out a clip of the documentary below. I Was There When House Took Over The World is available to watch now on All 4.