Director: Karam Gill
Executive Producers: Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn, Brian Grazer, Justin Wilkes, Sara Bernstein, Gus Wenner, Peter J. Scalettar, Stephen Witt
This three part limited documentary series explores our digital culture through the story of rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine. His online rise serves as a starting point for a much larger conversation that sees him as a symptom of who we have become - a society obsessed with attention and fame at all costs.
The Outcome? Manufactured celebrity.
Born Daniel Hernandez, Supervillain is a stylized and in depth look at how a first generation Mexican and Puerto Rican kid from Bushwick, Brooklyn transformed into the most notorious rapper of all time. His journey begins with deep childhood trauma, a broken education system and a quickly gentrifying neighborhood, and his creation of a persona to infiltrate the notorious Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, propelling him to global fame. Hubris, paranoia and betrayal ultimately serve as his downfall, landing him and many of his partners in prison.
Supervillain is a cautionary tale that follows a unique style of celebrity that can only exist in today’s social media obsessed society. Emotionally charged interviews with former partners and lovers, as well as never before heard audio of 6ix9ine himself create a one of a kind story.