Directed by Nelson George
Directed by filmmaker-historian Nelson George, “Finding the Funk” is a road trip in search of the past, present and future of Funk music. Starting with Funk’s roots in Jazz and the James Brown bands of the ’60s, we travel to the Bay Area to celebrate Sly & the Family Stone, then to Dayton the birthplace of so many of Funk’s originators, then Detroit where from the ashes of Motown, P-Funk’s Mothership arose, and onto LA where a new crop of musicians are creating their own Funk history. On our journey into Funk, we talk to legends Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins, Parliament’s George Clinton, Nona Hendryx, Maceo Parker, Bernie Worrell, and Steve Arrington and their descendants Mike D, D’Angelo, Sheila E and Shock G. Narrated by Questlove of the Roots.
Director: Nelson George
Executive Producers: Nelson George, Arthur Baker
Producers: Leslie Norville, Nelson George
Director of Photography: Cliff Charles
Editor: Kevin J. Custer
Sound: Laura Sinnott