Channel4
‘I Was There When...’
[2016]



'I Was There When...' is a doc-series that delves into critical moments of music culture, that changed the course of history. Commissioned on behalf of Channel4, who asked us to develop a music-focussed documentary series for their new online platform: All4.

The launch episode - I Was There When House Took Over The World - explores how an event that occured in Chicago in 1979 forced black music underground, where it would morph and progress into what we now know as house music.

I worked as a researcher on the project, and loved it.

Agency: Pi Studios
Producer: Ravi Amaratunga-Hitchcock
Researcher: Tom Bird
Design: Nessim Higson, Jack Samels
Director: Jake Sumner
Production Company: All Day Every Day [US]





WATCH THE FULL EPISODES ON ALL4:

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We hosted a launch screening at FC Hyena in Amsterdam, where house legend Jesse Saunders came all the way from Chiacgo for the party, and boy did he have fun...










Wow, wasn’t that fun? Now click the giant envelope ︎