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Word Is Bond
Directed by
Alexandra Mastoon

USA / 2018 / 13

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A day in the life of a closeted rapper in Los Angeles in the 1990s, Word is Bond unravels Hip-Hop's best kept secret as the consequences of identity threaten his place in his own community and family.
Alex Matsoon’s directorial debut Word is Bond was inspired through close collaboration with LGBTQ rappers of color who lent the necessary authenticity to the struggle her film highlights. Raised in South Florida, Alex draws unique inspiration from her obsession with the magical spectra of sound and colors. At a young age, she cultivated a special curiosity for storytelling through the love of films by her heroes, Michel Gondry and Jonathan Glazer; 90’s music videos and 70's video art from her childhood helped round out her early aesthetic. The self-taught writer/director quickly went from inking ideas in spiral notebooks to blockbuster production management, production design, and directing and editing her own works—not bad for a high school dropout. Outside of working in the industry, Alex manages and teaches for non-profits around California, focusing on the LGBTQ community, homelessness and abused children.
Cast/Featuring: G. Lane Hillman & Ace Anderson
Executive Producer(s): Zachary Mastoon & Robert Lewis
Producer(s): Alex & Zachary Mastoon
Director(s): Alexandra Mastoon
Screenwriter(s): Alex & Zachary Mastoon
Cinematographer(s): Julio Garcia Escames
Editor(s): Harlan Doolittle
Production Designer(s): Alex Mastoon
Composer(s)/Music: Caural
Sound Designer(s): Sam Casas
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