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.
More than 20 years later, Jason is still living strong. He continues his musical career as a composer, using software controlled with his eyes, and has an international fan base.
Archival footage of Jason’s rise to almost-stardom is given the exposure it deserves in this rock-doc with a difference!
“This is a truly inspirational profile of an overlooked genius” – Radio Times
“An astonishing story to tell and a hero at the centre of it who can’t be admired enough” – Evening Standard “Don’t overlook this crowd-funded crowd-pleaser.” – Irish Times
“You wouldn’t believe it if film-maker Jesse Vile had made it up” – Financial Times
“An inherently moving story about an extraordinary life” – Guardian Film
Awards and Accreditations:
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 Outstanding Achievement in Music, Newport Beach film Festival, USA 2012 Grand Jury Prize, Biografilm Festival, Italy 2012
You can buy the film for just £9.99 here.