Electronic music was born from the ideals of diversity, community, and inclusivity, and yet in 2019 only 5 of the top 100 DJs were women.
Filmed over the summer festival season, Underplayed presents a portrait of the
current status of gender, ethnic, and sexual equality issues through the lens of the
female pioneers, next-generation artists, and industry leaders who are championing
the change and inspiring a more diverse pool of role models for future generations.
Ultimately, the film explores how gender disparity happens, a theme that transcends music and finds relevance in many of today’s industries.
Born in New Zealand, Stacey’s work focuses on humanity, music, and movement. Her doc short, Live Fast Draw Yung, premiered at Tribeca in 2015, winning awards in Atlanta and Tacoma. She was recently shortlisted for the Cannes Young Directors Award, and selected as part of the DGA/AICP Diversity Showcase. Underplayed represents her feature debut.
As a sponsor of music events and parties across the globe, Bud Light saw a problem in the music space - a lack of diversity and inclusion. Bud Light wanted to create awareness and help drive change in the industry.
Director X is the protégé of pioneering hip hop director Hype Williams, and has been noted for directing high-budget, visually distinctive videos for popular artists, including Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Usher, John Mayer, Korn, Iggy Azalea and many more.
Underplayed explores how gender disparity happens; a theme that transcends music and finds relevance in many of today’s industries. Which is why we extended the mission of this film by working with talented women within the film and creative industry.