Jason Becker: the movie winning awards and nominations


Jason Becker should have been a household name. A guitar prodigy from a young age, Jason burst onto the scene with his band Cacophony, garnering notice from the major industry players. In 1991 Becker was hired as lead guitarist in David Lee Roth’s band, the most coveted guitar gig at the time, but Jason never made it on tour. Shortly after recording the album, he was diagnosed with ALS and given five years to live. Archival footage of Jason’s rise to almost-stardom is given the exposure it deserves with this inspiring rock doc. More than 20 years later, Jason is still living strong and making music by communicating with his eyes. A true testament to the strength and possibility of the human spirit. (HotDocs)

Audience Award: Best Documentary Feature (Cinequest Film Festival)
Special Jury Prize: Documentary Feature (Cinequest Film Festival)
Best Feature Documentary - Chicago International Movies and Music Festival 2012

Full Frame Inspiration Award
Full Frame: The Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award
Full Frame: Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award
Full Frame Audience Award

Cinequest Film Festival Feb 28th – March 11th - World Premiere
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, NC - April 12-15
Chicago Movies & Music Festival - April 12-15
Newport Beach Film Festival - April 26-May3
Hot Docs International Documentary Festival April 27- May 5
Independent Film Festival Boston - April 25-May 2
Doxa Documentary Film Festival - May 4-13


ABC Coverage, March 2012
NBC Coverage, March 2012
Mercury News Coverage, March 2012
9 page cover story in the top Polish guitar mag, March 2012
Guitar World, May 2012

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Sheffield Doc Fest 2012 - 11 Dogwoof films on the programme! | Dogwoofdogwoof.com
Dogwoof are proud to announce that we will be bringing more titles than ever before to Sheffield Doc/Fest 2012 - with 11 of our documentary films screening.