JASON BECKER: NOT DEAD YET  |  Feature Documentary  |  90 mins
 
Theatrical Release Date: December 2012
Broadcast Release Date: April 2013
Synopsis:
When doctors diagnosed 19-year old guitarist Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's disease they gave him 3-5 years to live. 22-years later, with the support of his family and a small group of dedicated caretakers, Jason is alive and making music with the use of his eyes.

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR: Jesse Vile
CO-PRODUCER: Freny Sepai

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Oli Harbottle
EDITOR: Gideon Gold
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Carl Burke

COMPOSER: Michael Lee Firkins

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Opus Pocus Films

DISTRIBUTOR: Dogwoof / Kino Lorber


OFFICIAL SELECTION

Hot Docs, Full Frame, DOC NYC, Sheffield Doc Fest, Hamptons, San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Göteborg International Film Festival, IFF Boston, DOXA, DOCSDF, Biografilm Festival Bologna, Heartland Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, iF Istanbul, Athens Film Festival, IN-EDIT Brazil, Planete+Doc

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Special Jury Prize - Hamptons International Film Festival
Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking - Newport Beach Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize presented by Leonard Maltin - Biografilm Festival Bologna
Crystal Heart Award for Best Documentary Feature - Heartland Film Festival
Audience Award - San Francisco Documentary Film Festival 
Special Jury Prize for Documentary - Cinequest Film Festival
Audience Award - Cinequest Film Festival

Audience Award - Calgary International Film Festival

Grierson Award for Best Newcomer [Nominated]

Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award [Nominated]

British Independent Film Awards (Raindance Award) [Nominated]

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