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This Retired Pro Athlete Is Producing A Film About Ecstasy & EDM

An upcoming indie film directed by Dori Oskowitz is set to chronicle the origins of ecstasy in the 80's as rave music begin to take of in the states. The film is being written by Richard Stratton, who co-wrote the 1998 film "Slam" starring Saul Williams. One of the executive producers of the film is retired NBA player Steve Nash.

The film aims to recount the 1980's rave movement in Dallas, Texas before ecstasy was made illegal and as the drug experienced a significant surge of popularity in night clubs and college parties.

Speaking about the prospect of working on the film, the other executive producer Braxton Hope discusses the anticipation surrounding the music and drug history project.

I am excited to bring this remarkable story and piece of cultural anthropology to the screen with my partners at Meathawk and Prettybird. Dori is a skilled visual storyteller with a narrative sensibility and with his extensive music background is the perfect choice to explore this world.

Retired Canadian pro athlete Steve Nash played in Dallas during the era of legal ecstasy, which made the project all the more appealing to him.

Having played in Dallas for six years, I was drawn to this project for its relationship with the city. After poring over the material I found an incredibly unique story with so many vibrant characters and a bold history known as the origin to the rave scene ecstasy culture. Its footprints are now all over the world.

[H/T: Variety]

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