Without question, the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine is one of the most popular music instruments EVER. Movie Producer Alex Noyer recognized the legend of the 808 and decided to work on a documentary featuring interviews with some of the biggest Music Producers & Recording Artists, such as Phil Collins, Rick Rubin, and Pharrell, among others, to discuss what made the 808 popular and why it's still important today.
The film is directed by Alexander Dunn with additional production handled by Atlantic Records and narration by Zane Lowe.
Currently the documentary team are on a festival promo run with plans to have a wide release of the movie very soon. Visit their website 808TheMovie.com for all additional information. I personally can't wait to see this.