Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
Documentary / Musical
Director: Jesse Vile
Running time: 90 mins Released: 16th November 2012
About Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
An inspiring documentary about rock guitarist Jason Becker. At the age of nineteen, Becker had a promising future. A musical prodigy, he was offered his dream job playing lead guitar for David Lee Roth's band. A week later he decided to see a doctor about a niggling leg pain and was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, a condition that shortened his life expectancy to mere months. Against all odds, Jason is still here two decades later. Although severely restricted by body paralysis, he makes music using his eye movements and a computer. Music industry professionals reflect on his immense potential as a young player and his current superhuman determination to continue making music. The film has been made with the full co-operation of Jason and the Becker family, who want to share Jason’s incredible story and positive message.