Desire: the Carl Craig story

A chronicle of Detroit techno legend Carl Craig’s genre-defying career, from his middle- class roots to global acclaim, as the producer faces challenges that could keep him away from the dance floor.


Genre-defying music producer Carl Craig bridges elements within the spectrum of electronic music. He plays with notes from techno to jazz, not to mention he gathers audiences at night clubs and all the way to Carnegie Hall. Moving between dance floors in Detroit, London, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and all over the world, Desire: The Carl Craig Story tells a story of an artist whose music tells a story all of its own — one of struggle and joy in the city of Detroit, all while bringing techno music far beyond what the world ever expected.

Festivals & Awards

  • 2024 Tribeca Film Festival


Carl Craig, DJ Minx, Gilles Peterson, Moodymann, Laurent Garnier, Rony Size, Jon Dixon


Script: Jean-Cosme Delaloye
Cinematography: Fabio Erdos, Gabriel Bonefoy
Editing: Kenneth Wachtel
Sound: Jorge Siera, David Puntener
Music editors: Mirko Loko, Ladislav Agabekov
Featuring original music by: Carl Craig
Producers: Dan Wechsler, Andreas Roald
Production: Bord Cadre Films (CH), Sovereign Films (UK)

Technical Data

Format: DCP / Color / 5.1
Runtime: 90′
Released: 2024
Language: English, French, Spanish