Freaknik, the ghost of an annual spring break party in Atlanta, Georgia, has been immortalized through hearsay, gossip and myth. Until now. This investigative podcast series explores the event in the context of the times through the artists, students, business owners and city officials that contributed to its rise and fall.
Produced in conjunction with Mass Appeal, the media and entertainment company shaping urban culture, Freaknik, will uncover the rich history of Atlanta, the strength in numbers, and the dichotomy of the generational divide that brought the celebration, and nearly the city, to its knees.
Christopher Frierson is a current Brooklynite hailing from outside Detroit. “Dirty Pictures” (SXSW 2010) and “The House I Live In” (Sundance 2012) are among some of the social documentaries he produced, along with several creative and branded projects at Mass Appeal. His love for uncovering the unknown, hip-hop culture, and his family’s southern roots bore an interest to investigate Freaknik and those who took part in it. Recently nominated for a Grammy for his work on The King (Cannes 2017 / Sundance 2018), Chris is excited to share the Freaknik story with the rest of the world.