Matisyahu (Matthew in Hebrew) is a Hasidic Reggae/Beat Box/Rapper whose performances meld Jewish tradition with modern sounds, creating a new form of spiritual expression. This documentary follows Matisyahu as he performs in New York City and explains his conversion to Hasidism and his mission to ignite spirituality in others with his music.
David E.Baugnon is a native of New Orleans currently living in N.Y. An award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter, David taught English in Kobe&Osaka,Japan from 1992-1995. He now teaches screenwriting in N.Y at Writers Boot Camp and The Pratt Institute and has two feature scripts,Code of Ethics and Echo Charlie,currently in developement with Producer Jeff Apple(The Recruit,in the Line of Fire).
Screening / Award history:
Feature Documentary Art in the Face of War (Best Documetanry,Audience Award Winner Connecticut Film festival 2006) Documentary Matisyahu (46 festival screening and Grand prize WInner for the Moviefonr. Short Film Festival.