Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

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UK release date: November 16th, 2012


Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet is the extraordinary story of guitar prodigy Jason Becker and his fight with the degenerative disease ALS. The film charts the life of Jason Becker - from his early years learning guitar, to wowing fellow students with his prowess at the talent show, to being chosen as guitarist in David Lee Roth’s band, to the diagnosis, and to where he is now, twenty years later, still making music, still very much alive. With the help of his devoted family and an army of friends, Jason now communicates and makes music using his eyes to guide a cursor and create in his mind (and on computer) the music he used to make on his guitar. Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet is a story of dreams, love and the strength of the human spirit.


WORLD PREMIERE: Cinequest Film Festival, USA - Audience Award: Best Documentary Feature, Special Jury Prize: Documentary Feature - Cinequest Film Festival - 2012

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, USA - 2012

Chicago Movies & Music Festival, USA - Best Feature Documentary - 2012

Newport Beach Film Festival, USA - Outstanding Achievement in Music - 2012

Independent Film Festival Boston, USA - 2012

Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, Canada - 2012

Doxa Documentary Film Festival, Canada - 2012

Biografilm Festival, Italy - Grand Jury Prize - 2012

International Film Festival of Transilvania, Romania - 2012

Calgary International Film Festival, Canada - Audience Award for Best Documentary - 2012

Gimli Film Festival, Canada - 2012

Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, South Korea - 2012

Cambridge Film Festival, UK  - 2012

Hamptons International Film Festival, USA - Special Jury Prize for Inspiration - 2012

Athens International Film Festival - 2012

Heartland Film Festival, USA - Crystal Heart Award - 2012

Raindance Film Festival, London, UK - 2012

Kaunas International Film Festival, Lithuania - 2012

DocsDF, Mexico - 2012

Taipei Golden Horse Festival, Taiwan - 2012

Rokumentti Rock Film Festival - 2012

Amsterdam Electric Guitar Festival - 2012

In-Edit Film Festival, Chile - 2012

Goteborg Film Festival, Sweden - 2013

DocPoint Festival Helsinki - 2013

Raindance Roma, Italy - 2013

!f Istanbul - 2013

Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara, Mexico - 2013

Titanic International FilmFest, Budapest - 2013


- Full Frame - Inspiration Award
- Full Frame - The Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award
- Full Frame - Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award
- Jecheon International Music & Film Festival - Best Feature Award
- Athens International Film Festival - Golden Athena Award
- Hamptons International Film Festival - Golden Starfish: Best Documentary Feature Award


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
Guitar Player Mag, July 2012
Variety review, October 2012
A Real Guitar Hero: Jason Becker Interviewed

New York Times Critics' pick, December 2012

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