Love and Rockers – A Vice interview with Ted Bafaloukos

posted on January 31st, 2010 by in Article, Photography


© Horsemouth by Ted Bafaloukos

Edwin Houghton also known as Eddie Stats (Ghetto Palms, The Fader) has recently put some major efforts into LargeUp – the Caribbean lifestyle blog of okayplayer.

Thanks to Eddie, I got aware of an amazing interview Vice magazine did with Rockers director Ted Bafaloukos which comes with an even more amazing set of

stills taken on-set and some beauties of cast and crew parring around 1970s New York.

In the interview, Bafaloukos talks about his experiences while shooting THE movie that showed reggae culture to the world. He talks about being arrested as an alleged CIA agent, about how he got to know Augustus Pablo, about racism, and about how half of the Rockers crew got murdered in the meantime.

“Most of them are dead. Half were murdered. Dirty Harry, for instance, was killed in New York. He went to jail for two years, probably for drugs or a fight. I’m not sure, I didn’t ask. Six months after he got out of jail someone killed him. The same with Natty Garfield.”

Read the full-lenght video and have a look at the rest of the photos on Viceland.