THE EDWARDS BROS
Since childhood, Samtubia and Samgoma Edwards have been enamored with the art of visual storytelling. The Bronx, New York-born brothers gained notoriety through their online music video series entitled, “The Young Hov Project”, which was based on tracks from Jay-Z’s seminal “Black Album” and had Samgoma depicting a young Jay-Z. The series launched their innovative style of filmmaking into the spotlight, earning the attention of Jay-Z himself and famed video director, Chris Robinson, who featured Samgoma as the young rapper in Jay-Z’s own “Roc Boys” music video. The duo then went on to create their own commercial for Nike’s limited edition Air Yeezy sneakers. The clip went viral and was eventually cosigned by Kanye West himself. Since then, the duo has consistently created innovative videos and developed their brand.
In 2016, Samtubia and Samgoma were awarded the LucasFilm Filmmaker Select Award for their short film TK-436: A Stormtrooper Story, a gritty action film that centers around the experience of an Imperial Stormtrooper. The brothers were presented the award by John Knoll, Chief Officer of Industrial Light and Magic and Executive Producer of Rouge One: A Star Wars Story. With the success of their recent Star Wars project, they are now signed to Paradigm, a major agency in the film industry, and developing their first feature film. The Edwards brothers have been featured by such major media outlets as the New York Times, Gizmodo, XXL Magazine, Medium, and Nerdist.