World soundtrack awards
Film Fest Gent - The Great Hip Hop Hoax
Archived: The Great Hip Hop Hoax (2013)

director: Jeanie Finlay

With: Gavin Bain, Billy Boyd, a.o.

duration: 93 minutes
Music/Musical, Documentary

Sound and Vision

Californian hip-hop duo Silibil n' Brains were going to be massive. No one knew they were really Scottish. The lie was their golden ticket to a dream life. The film charts the roller coaster story of the highs of the scam and the lows of madness and the personal toll the deception took. A film about truth, lies and the legacy of faking everything in the desperate pursuit of fame.


director: Jeanie Finlay
producer: Jeanie Finlay
Editor: Jim Scott
Cinematography: Roger Knott-Fayle
sound: Pip Norton

production company: Glimmer Films

More info

subtitles: no subt
Country: United Kingdom
year: 2013

Official site


JEANIE FINLAY: Love Takes (2003, documentary short), Teenland (2007, documentary), Goth Cruise (2008, documentary), Notthingham Lace (2010, TV documentary), Sound it out (2011, documentary), The Great Hip Hop Hoax (2013, documentary)

Technical Specs

sound: Stereo 5.1
format: DCP
FPS: 25
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