Beware Of Mr. Baker
Filmfest 2013

Though best known for his work with Eric Clapton in Cream and Blind Faith, the world’s greatest drummer did not hit his stride until years later in 1972 when he drove the first Range Rover ever produced from London to Nigeria in pursuit of the African rhythms and musical icon, Fela Kuti. There he found his Mecca of drumming, introducing the African beat and 'world music' to the West, years before any other musicians in the field. Unfortunately, his African glory days were short-lived as he found himself looking down the barrel of a Nigerian officer’s machine gun. Signaling his departure from the continent and the loss of his fortune, Ginger returned to England where a pattern of divorces, self-destruction, and countless groundbreaking musical works led him to Italy, California, Colorado, and current day South Africa where he lives inside a fortified compound with his 29-year-old internet bride and 39 polo ponies.

tags: Documentary

With: Ginger Baker, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Simon Kirke, Johnny Rotten

Credits

Screenplay: Jay Bulger

Director of Photography: Eric Robbins

Film Editor: Abhay Sofsky

Composer: Susan Jacobs

Sound: Jacob Ribicoff

Producer: Andrew S. Karsch

Co-Producer: Fisher Stevens, Erik H. Gordon, Jay Bulger, Alice Henty

Production Company: Insurgent Media

World Sales: K5 International GmbH

Distributor: NFP Neue Film Produktion GmbH

Director: Jay Bulger