RUFF AND TUFF RECORDINGS is a Washington DC Based Recording Label specializing in original electronic, dance, urban music for film
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Moe Brodie AKA Winterman, the founder of Ruff And Tuff Recordings, started his music career early online in 1992 by doing remixes of Bjork on the infamous Bjork Remix Web, a site featuring bootleg remixes that Bjork herself frequently visited and later contributed to. Gaining local momentum in 1999, Winterman became a resident MC and Dj at Club Heaven & Hell in Adam's Morgan and engaged deeply in the underground Drum & Bass music scene playing legendary DC area venues and events like Club Red, UltraBar, Club Fur, Club 5, and Nation for Buzz Life Parties.
With a music career spanning beyond 20 years, Winterman has ritually been a Drum & Bass producer at heart, always integrating his Jamaican dancehall music roots, love of bass, cinematic imagery, and deep love for New York Hip-Hop into all of his music.
Winterman is also known for regularly contributing music to film and visual presentations, landing his track "Mad" in the 10 minute film festival winning short film titled "Fighting Words", and more recently landing music in promo spots for Nike, FaceBook, and YouTube/Google.
Winterman also created the intros for DJ Flight's legendary radio show on BBC1XTra, getting UK Airplay for doing collaborations with artists like Martyn on "Can't Control" and with Craggs & Parallel Forces on "Turn The Page", which was also included on Andy C's Nightlife 5 (2010) compilation.
Film (short) by Ron Brodie Music Composer Curtis is at a crossroads in his life. His dreams to become a legend could be derailed by the easy way out. Heavily Influenced by what he sees on television, he believes greatness is at his fingertips; but it’s only if he is willing to get past the hazards that stand in his way. Narrated by his future self, Curtis reflects on some of the challenges he will have to face if he truly wants to make it. Jumpman is an analog fantasy and ode to basketball. The film is a stylistic exploration of naive ambition and dreams of grandeur inspired by a generation raised with Jordan. Growing up in early 90’s New York, it was easy to fall victim to circumstance. Idol worship and foolish ambition could be the saving grace to finding a way out. Directed by Ron Brodie with cinematography by John Schmidt, this experimental short film was partially shot on 35mm in Brooklyn and Queens.About Ron: Ron has previously directed Airwalk’s skate documentary We Out Here and completed post-production on the Tinie Tempah documentary Discovering Destiny. ronbrodie.com For further inquiries please contact Tessa firstname.lastname@example.orgCast:Young Curtis - Daequan Morrison Old Curtis Voice - Kwabena Brenya Jessica - Tytiana Irizarry Dan - Sean J. Moran Tray - Brandon GilpinCrew:Written & Directed by Ron Brodie Additional Writing by John Schmidt Executive Producers: Ron Brodie & John Schmidt Produced by Tessa Travis Director of Photography: John Schmidt AC: Shaun Malkovich 2nd AC: Diana Emery 2nd AC: Selin Bonfil Production Designer: Thiago Martins Steadicam Operators: John Kopec & Devon Catucci Audio Recorder: Opiyo Okeyo Audio Mixing by: Jake Bloomfield Misrach at Thump Studios Wardrobe: Tara Denman Wardrobe Assistant: Caroline Schimmenti Casting by: Kwabena Brenya & Jamie Carroll Edited by: Caitlin Carr Additional Editing by: Ron Brodie Compositor: Sohee Sohn Sound Design and Mixing by: Matt Giordano at Plush NYC Process and Transfer: Metro Post NYC Color Grade by: Daniel Silverman at Moving Pictures Company Original Score by: Winterman Design and Graphics: John Schmidt & Opiyo OkeyoSpecial Thanks:Iris Irizarry, Tony Kam, Panavision - Mary McGee, Sohee Sohn