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Bushwick Bill - Geto Boy is an intimate portrait of the legendary gangsta rapper Bushwick Bill reflecting on his turbulent life both on and off the stage. Known mainly for his hardcore lyrics, his size (he is a little person) and his missing eye, Bill recounts his highly controversial life as one of the original Ghetto Boys. Filmmaker Gregy Roman offers up a rare glimpse into the rapper’s life as the two discuss Bill’s migration from Jamaica to the mean streets of Bushwick, Brooklyn, his pioneering rap career, and the infamous shooting incident that almost took Bill’s life. Bushwick Bill - Geto Boy is a revealing documentary about the man, Richard Shaw, his persona, Bushwick Bill, and the blurring of the lines between the two. With some unexpected anecdotes along the way, the film reveals an emotional and contemplative side never before seen and offers insight into the history of hip hop, the complexities of the music industry, and what really goes on in the mind of Bushwick motherf*ckin’ Bill.

  • Gregy Roman
  • Adam taylor
  • Kyra Kowasic
  • Bushwick Bill
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Music, hiphop, gangsta rap, little person, indie film, crime
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 18 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 6, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    digital hd
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Bushwick Film Festival
    Bushwick, Brooklyn
    United States
    October 5, 2019
    Best Feature Documentary Winner
Director Biography - Gregy Roman

Gregy Roman was raised on hip-hop culture, skateboarding, and underground cinema. After attending Pittsburgh Filmmakers, he moved to Los Angeles and began honing his craft on numerous music videos, films and commercials. He cut his teeth working for diverse and noted filmmakers like Errol Morris, Barry Levinson, Dick Wolf, and Roger Corman. These experiences helped him to immerse himself in the filmmaking process as he found his own voice and style. He took the natural but difficult leap to directing and producing projects for Banksy, Vans, Obey, Hurley, 6 Point Harness, Volcom, and the Museum of Contemporary Art to name a few. Always drawn to underdogs and outsider characters, his most recent project is a feature documentary on the gangsta- rapper, Bushwick Bill of the legendary Geto Boys.
Before his journey into filmmaking, Gregy was an employee of the United States Postal Service, an exiled comic-book repairman, a failed athlete, and a vet of the drug war. Currently, he films, writes, bullshits, and resides in Los Angeles.

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