“If you are a big tree, we are the small axe, sharpened to cut you down,” the song goes.
It’s from this Bob Marley and the Wailers song that this timely six-part anthology series, telling stories of Black pride and resilience, draws its title.
Small Axe, which also is airing on the BBC in the UK, stars Black Mirror and Black Panther‘s Letitia Wright, Star Wars’ John Boyega, Shaun Parkes, Malachi Kirby and more.
It’s directed by McQueen, who won the Oscar for 12 Years A Slave, and executive produced by Lucy Richer. It’s produced by Andrew Eaton and TRacey Scoffield’s UK-based Turbine Studios.
Client: Amazon Studios
Global Creative Director: Mark Scheider
Group Creative Director: Sarah Hamilton
Global Head Of Series Marketing: Alex Marinescu
Senior Creative Director: Julio Cabral
Brand Manager: Chris Golson
Campaign Manager: Molly Jacobs
Senior AV Producer: Liz Catullo
Manager Music Licensing: Gina White
Corporate Counsel Legal: Chelsea Severson
Agency: Mark Woollen & Associates
Creative Director: Scott Mitsui
Creative Producer: Chase Casanova
Creative Lead: Mark Woollen
Editor: Emily Kister
AV Finishing: Pixwel Llc