Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Directed by Jesse Vile

Synopsis

When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he would never make music again and that he wouldn't live to see his 25th birthday. 22 years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes.

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet is a feature-length documentary film that tells the incredible story of a guitar legend who refuses to give up on his dream of being a musician despite the most incredible odds. It is a story of dreams, love, and the strength of the human spirit.

The film has been made with the full co-operation of Jason and the Becker family, who have given their consent for this to be the first feature-length documentary film about his life. They have provided their entire family archive of never-before-seen photos and footage.

Film Info

Release Year: 2012
Running Time: 90
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English

When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he would never make music again and that he wouldn't live to see his 25th birthday. 22 years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes.

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet is a feature-length documentary film that tells the incredible story of a guitar legend who refuses to give up on his dream of being a musician despite the most incredible odds. It is a story of dreams, love, and the strength of the human spirit.

The film has been made with the full co-operation of Jason and the Becker family, who have given their consent for this to be the first feature-length documentary film about his life. They have provided their entire family archive of never-before-seen photos and footage.

Cast

    Ehren Becker (himself)
    Gary Becker (himself)
    Greg Howe (himself)
    Jason Becker (himself)
    Joe Satriani (himself)
    Marty Friedman (himself)
    Richie Kotzen (himself)
    Steve Vai (himself)

Crew

  • Directed by Jesse Vile

Festivals / Awards

Winner - Special Jury Prize - Hamptons International Film Festival 2012
Top 10 Audience Favorite - Hot Docs 2012
Winner - Outstanding Achievement in Music, Newport Beach Film Festival
Winner - Audience Award, Best Documentary, Cinequest Film Festival
Winner - Special Jury Prize: Documentary, Cinequest Film Festival
Winner - Best Documentary, CIMM Fest 2012
Official Selection - Sheffield Doc/Fest, 2012
Official Selection - Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection - Independent Film Festival Boston, 2012
Winner - Best Feature Documentary, 2012 Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

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