Directed by artist Rashid Johnson, Native Son is a contemporary adaptation of Richard Wright‘s 1940 classic novel.
A young African-American named Bigger Thomas(Ashton Sanders) living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and power after he is hired as a chauffeur for an affluent businessman. The film is a subtle, provocative and original look at race relations in the USA.
Rashid Johnson partnered with composing duo Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (Stranger Things) to craft the score to Native Son. The result is a dark atmosphere where distorted guitars are mixed with subtle ambient and electronic compositions. This is Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s first score for a feature film.
Native Son premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will air on HBO on April 6, 2019