In the summer of 2017 while in California hosting screenings for our recently completed documentary (Making SkyBreak) on the creation of my album, SkyBreak… Digifé (then Digital Café) approached me about a brand new project they had just been commissioned by Northwestern University to do… They wanted to know if I would be willing to score it. To be honest, I don’t even remember if I even knew what the doc was gonna be about when I first interrupted Donnie Seals (of Digifé) to blurt out, “Maaaaan, HELL yeah!!” Fast forward to Sept 2018, here we are with a helluva finished product that I’m super proud to be a part of.
“What was most impressive was the speed and depth this dude works. One day he’d send some funk that sounded like James Brown, the next day epic music like John Williams.” – Donnie Seals of Digifé
The Takeover (2018)
Film by Digifé
Score by Zo!
Check the film’s OFFICIAL trailer…
Film Credit – “Original Score: Zo!”
Got to chat briefly with Harris Lennix
With the Digifé crew: Eric Seals, Donnie Seals, Brittany Applegate & Cassandra Papillon-Page
With Tim and Daphne Maxwell-Reid who as Northwestern’s first Black Homecoming Queen in 1968, told her story in The Takeover
Quick picture with The Takeover’s narrator, NU alum, Harry Lennix.
Friday, January 12, 2018 – HOUSTON, TX Zo!
Film Screening + Live Q&A with Zo! *This is not a performance* Green Mill Social Club
630 S Sam Houston Pkwy W, Houston, TX 77047
Doors: 6:30p | Film Starts: 7p FREE with RSVP
Saturday, November 18, 2017 – PITTSBURGH, PA Zo! ‘Making SkyBreak’ Film Screening + Q&A with Zo!
(Moderated by Selecta) *This is not a performance* Row House Cinema 4115 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Doors: 6:30p | Film Starts: 7p BUY TICKETS
Friday, June 23, 2017 – Oakland, CA Zo! ‘Making SkyBreak’ Film Screening + Q&A *This is not a performance* Era Art Bar & Lounge
19 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
Doors: 6p | Film Starts: 7p FREE with RSVP
I’m honored to have been selected to score a new documentary that is currently in production entitled Undeniable – The Story of The Independent Soul Music Movement. The film’s director and producer, John Jointer contacted me a few months ago to ask me about being a part of the project, to which I was completely down to do. He said that he would be at our Indianapolis show (back in October) to sit down with Carmen Rodgers and I for interviews and to get some show footage. He then asked me if I would be interested in scoring the film as well. Hell YEAH I’d be interested! So there you have it… Between the Vegas Documentary, doing the music for the second season of Black Dynamite – The Animated Series and now this project, I’m really happy with the expansion to television and film. The new year has gotten off to a pretty wonderful start…