HOT SUGAR’S COLD WORLD Releases on November 6th
Private Private
Public Public

HOT SUGAR’S COLD WORLD Releases on November 6th

RELEASE DATE: November 6, 2015 in theaters and iTunes with special live performances to follow across the US and Canada.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2015 SXSW Film Festival and 2015 Hot Docs Film Festival.

Directed by: Adam Bhala Lough
Executive Produced by: David Gordon Green, Danny McBride and Jody Hill

Nick Koenig, Martin Starr, Kool AD, Heems, Dapwell, Kitty, Rachel Trachtenburg, Jim Jarmusch, Dr. Neil deGrasse, Tyson, Shelby Fero

From internationally acclaimed filmmaker Adam Bhala Lough, and Executive Producers David Gordon Green, Danny McBride and Jody Hill, Hot Sugar’s Cold World is a fly-on-the-wall look into the life of a modern-day Mozart, Nick Koenig (Hot Sugar) as he creates one-of-a-kind music made entirely out of sounds from the world around him. Nick lives every young musician’s dream, but when his internet- famous girlfriend, (rapper Kitty) goes on tour and they split, he flies to Paris where he grew up, to move on with his life, while hunting for increasingly unique and exotic sounds to sample and turn into beats. Through his journey, Hot Sugar goes on some crazy adventures, meets some fascinating people and learns what it takes to survive as an artist.

With appearances by former members of Das Racist, legendary filmmaker Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers, Only Lovers Left Alive), the world’s most renowned Astrophysicist, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (“Cosmos” on FOX) and comedian Martin Starr (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”) among a host of other musicians and personalities.

ABOUT HOT SUGAR/ Nick Koenig (Original Score, Sound Design, Starring)
For ambitious young Grammy Nominated NYC-based producer/musician Nick Koenig (a.k.a. Hot Sugar), the frontier lies in a style he’s coined as “Associative Music”. Whereas sampling tools of the past were unable to boost the volumes of nearly silent environments without also amplifying tape hiss or the whirring sounds of the recording gear, modern innovations allow Koenig to tap into the virtually unnoticeable oscillations and reverberations of symbolic spaces: an empty church, an abandoned warehouse, a condemned house. This commitment to the unorthodox hook explains why The Roots lifted one of his compositions for their Grammy-nominated album Undun or why his production skills have been employed by Das Racist-affiliate Big Baby Gandhi.

Adam Bhala Lough (Director/Producer)
Three-time Sundance alum, Spirit Award nominated writer/director and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s Top 25 Independent Filmmakers to Watch, Adam Bhala Lough has dedicated his career to telling compelling stories, collaborating with interesting people and creating authentic work. His seven features (Bomb the System (2003), WEAPONS (2007), The Upsetter: The Life & Music of Lee Scratch Perry (2008), The Carter (2009), The Motivation (2013), Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story (2015) and Hot Sugar’s Cold World (2015)) have entered the most prestigious international film festivals – Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Edinburgh, Karlovy Vary, Stockholm, Melbourne, Cairo – to name a few.

[youtube link=””]



The Latest In Your Scene: