The Great Hip Hop Hoax

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Californian hip-hop duo Silibil n’ Brains were going to be massive. What Sony didn’t know was the pair were students from Scotland, with fake American accents and made up identities. THE GREAT HIP HOP HOAX is a film about truth, lies and the legacy of faking everything in the desperate pursuit of fame.


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Director: Jeanie Finlay
Producer: Al Morrow, Jeanie Finlay
Executive Producers: Jerry Rothwell, Stewart le Maréchal, Jonny Persey
Animation by: Jon Burgerman
Partners: Glimmer, BBC, Creative Scotland

Festivals / Awards

2013 – SXSW Film Festival
2013 – Edinburgh Film Festival
2013 – Hot Docs Film Festival
2013 – BIFA Nominated – Best Documentary


‘A jaw dropping look at deception on a grand scale…’ – Daily Mirror

‘A great tale of a rock and roll swindle told with popstar flair and biting intelligence’ – The Herald


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