ROBBIE SAMUELS DIRECTOR

'Hip Hop Cafe is really an art project. There was no reason for it to exist other than a want and need to make an interesting film. It was completely self-financed by myself and like many shorts, most of the cast, crew and companies involved did so out of real love for idea and I cannot thank all of them enough.

I set out to make something different, experimental and unique. I count myself fortunate enough to have been in New York during the golden age of Hip Hop. Those times and musical artists left an impression on me I'll honestly never forget and this is my homage to them. I had the idea for trying to stitch a story together using lyrics this about 7 years ago and last year I decided it was time to  make this, or leave it forever. I decided to go for it.'

Robbie Samuels is an award winning writer/director/creative and graduate of Central St Martins and Edinburgh College of Art. Most of his recent work lives on his website superrocketman. He is from London.

 

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 Robbie Samuels on set of Hip Hop Cafe. Photograph by Cregg St. Rose

Robbie Samuels on set of Hip Hop Cafe. Photograph by Cregg St. Rose