‘As I Am: The Life & Time$ of DJ AM’ Director Spotlights The DJ Pioneer’s Legacy In New Doc
At a time when the DJ is king, award-winning filmmaker Kevin Kerslake has captured the legacy of DJ AM in a forthcoming documentary called As I Am: The Life And Times of DJ AM. The turntable pioneer born Adam Michael Goldsten passed away in 2009 but continues to be name-dropped among some of the best DJs to ever rock a party.
In a video interview with SKEE TV, Kerslake discussed his connection with AM and why he (finally) took on the film:
“[DJ AM’s family] also got to know my body of work and the music docs that I had done so his mom asked me to make a documentary,” he says. “I felt like if the family was actually gonna make the film…that you might not have to tell some of the truths that really characterized some of the darker passages of AM’s life. So, leery of that, I politely refused but then I had lost a number of friends throughout my career to some of the circumstances that took down AM.”
The in-depth look at AM’s impact has largely come to fruition because of his fans’ support. The Indiegogo campaign (which wrapped Sept. 4) exceeded its crowdfunding goal by $50,000. However, supporters can still contribute here to assist in funding the flick’s music licenses and self-distribution/marketing costs.
Before As I Am drops this fall, get more familiar with the director’s vision in the SKEE TV sit-down below.