Don Letts - Influences Film Series

Some of the films that moved and made me the man I am today! Don Letts...

Don Letts - Influences Film Series

Some of the films that moved and made me the man I am today! Don Letts...

The punk agitator, dub DJ and film director Don Letts has shared ten films that have helped shape the man he is today. Letts fascination with punk in the 70s led to the creation of one of his most famous films, The Punk Rock Movie, featuring The Sex Pistols, The Clash and many more. It was the first documentary focusing on the UK punk scene recorded from within, and it's success led Letts to direct over 300 music videos for artists such as Bob Marley, Elvis Costello and Beenie Man, as well as the classic bashment based feature film Dancehall Queen. 

 Into the 90s and 00s, Letts has performed DJ sets as 'Dub Cartel Sound System', released several compilation albums, directed a number of notable documentaries and put an autobiography out in 2007. He's a busy man.


You can hear Don weekly on BBC 6 Sunday nights and should you fancy buying him a pint, he'll be making an appearance this weekend:

Down in Ramsgate at the Reality Party's VOTE three day music event on Saturday 2nd May

And at Land Of Kings Festival, Dalston on Sunday, May 3rd.

The Harder They Come - Promo Trailer

This film along with it's soundtrack helped break reggae worldwide and was the inspiration for me becoming a film-maker. My 1997 film 'Dancehall Queen' was a homage to what is the best Jamaican film ever made.

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