Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

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.


**** "Becker's story, his talent and his tenacity are truly amazing."  - EXAMINER

**** "A damn near perfect film" - UPTOWN MAGAZINE

**** "It may be the only film ever made about a hard rock guitar shredder that will bring the audience to tears." - THE VANCOUVER SUN

2012 / USA / Colour / English / 16:9 anamorphic presentation / Dolby Surround 5.1 / 87 minutes


 WINNER - People's Choice Award, Calgary International Film Festival 2012

WINNER - Audience Award, Cinequest San Jose Film Festival 2012

WINNER - Special Jury Prize, Hamptons International Film Festival 2012

Director:  Jesse Vile


  • Extended Interviews with Steve Vai, Marty Friedman and Joe Satriani
  • Over 30 minutes of archival Jason Becker performances
  • What is ALS?
  • Theatrical trailer

Product Number: K 1063

UPC Number: 7-38329-10632-4